Glioma

Overview

Gliomas are a type of cancerous brain tumor that grow on the supporting structures of the brain, called the glial cells, and range from slow-growing early-stage tumors to a more developed malignant form called a glioblastoma.

The Glioma Center combines tremendous experience in clinical care with the latest in research discoveries to provide the most advanced care for gliomas. Our first step in treatment for these tumors is surgery, performed by our highly specialized neurosurgeons. As gliomas are often located deep within the brain, complete surgical removal not always possible, so our team typically follows up with a combination other treatments including chemotherapy and radiation to complete the tumor treatment. Consideration of alternating electrical fields and clinical trials including immune modulation are also discussed with each patient.

With a dedicated Brown University laboratory at Rhode Island Hospital, our center is also very active in glioma research, including clinical trials to develop new treatments that will bring new hope to patients with gliomas.

Specialty Team

Director

Neurosurgery Department Team

Multidisciplinary Team

Neurooncologists
Heinrich D Elinzano, MD
Alexander C Mohler, MD

Radiation Oncologists
Timothy J. Kinsella, MD
Jaroslaw T. Hepel, MD
Thomas A. DiPetrillo, MD
M. Yakub Puthawala, MD
Kara Lynne Leonard, MD

Pathologists
Douglas C Anthony PhD, MD
Edward G Stopa, MD
John E Donahue, MD

Advanced practitioners
Julia E Seddon, NP, Neurosurgery
Arieana A Carcieri, NP, Neurology

Conditions We Treat

Glioma
Glioblastoma

Research

Neurosurgery Department

Other Labs
Robert Langer, Phd (MIT)
Hydrogels and drug delivery

Irving Weinberg, MD PhD
Advanced MRI and magnetic nanoparticles in drug delivery

Bodour Salhia, PhD (USC)
Epigenetics of metastasis. Study why cancers move and especially why they migrate to the brain

Jack Elias, MD (Brown University)
The role of the chitosome and inflammation in cancer

Ou Chen, Phd (Brown University)
Development of nanoparticles for drug delivery and tumor detection department of nanoparticles for glioma discovery / therapy

Jonghwan Lee, Phd (Brown University)
optical coherence tomography (OCT) in glioma

LPG Neurosurgery
593 Eddy Street, APC6
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 793-9166
Fax: (401) 444-2788