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Glioma Groups Based on 1p/19q, IDH, and TERT Promoter Mutations in Tumors

Quite a bit of interest has resulted from a recent study performed by investigators at Mayo Clinic and UCSF with respect to various molecular categories of glioblastoma.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26061753  http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1407279 For the non-aficionado, these studies are very complex and confusing. If you have a PhD in molecular genetics you might understand it. I will attempt to […]

Brain Tumors 101 Series: Surgical Options After A Brain Tumor Diagnosis

BrainCancer.org presents our 9th video in our Brain Tumors 101 series, ” Surgical Options After A Brain Tumor Diagnosis:”. In this video, Dr. Charles Cobbs, Neurosurgeon and the Gregory Foltz Endowed Director of The Ben and Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment , discusses how surgical resections of brain tumors are approached by […]

Gene Therapy Enhances Chemotherapy Tolerance and Efficacy in Glioblastoma Patients

Charles S. Cobbs, MD The Gregory Foltz, MD Endowed Director Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment Swedish Neuroscience Specialists   Recently, investigators at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Institute in Seattle published interesting findings in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, a highly regarded translational research journal. The title of their article was […]

Dr. Charles Cobbs, The Gregory Foltz Endowed Director of the Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment at Swedish Neuroscience Institute Awarded $50,000 grant by The Musella Foundation

  Charles S. Cobbs, MD The Gregory Foltz, MD Endowed Director Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment Swedish Neuroscience Specialists   I am very excited to announce that my research group has been awarded a research grant from The Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research and Information, Inc., which will allow […]

Ultrasound Waves in the Treatment of Brain Tumors

Charles S. Cobbs, MD The Gregory Foltz, MD Endowed Director Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment Swedish Neuroscience Specialists   A recent press release stated that for the first time Swiss researchers have successfully treated a part of a recurrent glioma noninvasively using focused ultrasound waves. http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/researchers-successfully-treat-brain-tumor-with-sound-waves-114040600163_1.html The use of focused […]

Meet Dr. Charles Cobbs, Neurosurgeon & Director of The Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment at Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Seattle, WA

Charles S. Cobbs, MD The Gregory Foltz, MD Endowed Director Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment Swedish Neuroscience Specialists   Dr. Cobbs is a neurosurgeon with particular interest in brain tumor biology. When he was an undergraduate at Princeton University, he was called by his parents to come home because his […]