New data suggests that the current treatment for pediatric adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma (CPA) may not be as effective as it could be.
The investigators will conduct at NorthShore University HealthSystem pragmatic trials using the EMR for 10 common neurological disorders. They will demonstrate the feasibility of subgroup based adaptive assignment of treatments, electronic consenting, and outcomes data capture at the point of care using the EMR. They will identify the most effective treatments for common neurological disorders and seek replication by the NPBRN.
The investigators want to characterize high-frequency oscillations (HFOs) in intracranial recordings, which may occur as markers of epileptogenic tissue and also under physiological stimulation. The investigators want to show that recording of high-frequency oscillations (HFOs) is feasible in our project population both intraoperatively and during presurgical physiological conditions.
Neuroendocrine tumors are derived from the neuroendocrine system of the gastroenteropancreatic and bronchopulmonary tract systems. Treatment options include surgery, medical and ablative therapies as well as peptide-receptor radionuclide therapy. Survival is linked to early and accurate diagnoses or to the effective detection of disease recurrence and/or treatment failure. One challenge is to develop accurate non-invasive blood tests that can detect neuroendocrine tumor activity. A second challenge is to evaluate the effectiveness of molecular biomarkers in the natural history of this disease. RegisterNET registry aims at collecting...
Prospective phase 2a clinical trial to demonstrate proof-of-concept for simultaneous hyperpolarized [1-13C]pyruvate and 18F-FDG for positron emission tomography (PET) and MRS (magnetic resonance spectroscopy) in a PET/MR scanner in patients with cancer.
Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is an advanced nuclear medicine scan. This technology allows precise and early cancer to be visualized and measured on whole body images. Patients with Neuro-Endocrine tumors (NETs), require specialized molecular imaging to stage, re-stage and assess eligibility and response to therapy. 68Ga-DOTATATE is a nuclear medicine imaging agent that is not yet approved by Health Canada but used extensively throughout the world. The Ki-67 index, a marker of cell proliferation in NETs, is one of the most important prognostic factors in this disease. The objective of this study is to evaluate ...
Spinal hemangioma is one of the most common benign vertebral tumours. Being mostly asymptomatic, it is still associated with a pain syndrome especially if encroaches into the neural canal. This study is organised to evaluate the efficacy and safety of β-blockers drugs in adults with spinal hemangioma.
Glioblastoma patients are confronted with a debilitating disease associated with a low survival rate and poor quality of life. The goal of this study will be to reach a largely underrepresented population in the exercise literature and explore the role of a tailored circuit-based resistance training program on functional fitness (i.e., ability to carry out tasks of daily living) and associated health outcomes (e.g., quality of life) for GBM patients on active treatment.
The overall goal of this study is to reveal the fundamental neural mechanisms that underlie comprehension across human spoken languages. An understanding of how speech is coded in the brain has significant implications for the development of new diagnostic and rehabilitative strategies for language disorders (e.g. aphasia, dyslexia, autism, et alia). The basic mechanisms underlying comprehension of spoken language are unknown. Researchers are only beginning to understand how the human brain extracts the most fundamental linguistic elements (consonants and vowels) from a complex and highly variable acoustic signal. Traditional ...
Purpose of the study: The investigators are proposing that melanomas which respond and develop eventual disease stability in response to checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy undergo a genetic program promoting secondary resistance.