Brain & Spine Institute
Neurosurgeon Chief Dr. Ketan Bulsara Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Ketan Bulsara, chief of neurosurgery at UConn Health, has received a lifetime achievement award from the Connecticut Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (CAPI).
UConn Health Minute: Complex Spine Disorders
A complex spine disorder is a serious condition that can be painful and limit your daily activities. Because it’s more difficult to treat, UConn Health has assembled a collaborative, multidisciplinary team who can expertly handle all aspects of your care.
Stress Pushes Brain Cancer Cells to Adapt
Glioblastoma multiformes are aggressive brain tumors with evasive properties. UConn Health is collaborating with The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine to study them, and have published evidence that potentially could provide insight leading to more effective treatment.
Guidance to Treat Underdiagnosed Spine Problem Conceived at UConn Health
UConn surgeons and medical students establish a grading scale, named for Dr. Hilary Onyiuke, to help physicians manage Bertolotti syndrome, a frequently underrecognized debilitating spine condition.
High-Profile Brain Tumor Therapy Trial Chooses UConn Health
An immunotherapy derived from the polio virus has shown improved survival rates in early-phase trials in patients with an aggressive type of brain tumor known as glioblastoma. UConn Health will be one of a select few sites in the U.S. for the second phase, which will pair it with the cancer immunotherapy pembrolizumab (Keytruda).
UConn Health Minute: Understanding Brain Tumors
Cancerous or malignant, brain tumors tend to grow quickly and disrupt the way your body works, and this can be life-threatening. As UConn Health neuro-oncologist Dr. Kevin Becker explains, interdisciplinary collaboration and a patient-centered approach to care is key in identifying brain and spine tumors early and providing the most advanced treatments available.