Migrating Tumor Cells with Nanotechnology
Barun Brahma, M.D.
, Tobey MacDonald, M.D
. and researchers from Georgia Tech and Emory University published ground-breaking brain tumor research in Nature
. This new treatment approach uses nanotechnology to direct tumor cells outside of the brain where they can be captured and killed. Learn more
- In 2010, the EUREKA grant was awarded to the Georgia Institue of Technology to enable the design of a treatment for brain tumors that would direct moving tumor cells through a scaffold to a sink, located on the brain’s surface beneath the dura, which would contain a drug to kill the cells. Barun Brahma, M.D., Tobey MacDonald, M.D., and Ravi Bellamkonda, Ph.D. (Georgia Tech) collaborated on this research using nanomedicine to trap the migrating cells in brain tumors.
- Peds Winter 2010 issue features the article "Brain Exvaders," which discusses the novel bioengineering solution aimed at pediatric brain tumors.
- Reporter Newspapers interview Children's neurosurgeon, Dr. Brahma, about the exciting new research to remove brain tumors involving teams from Children's, Georgia Tech and Emory University School of Medicine.
Tracy-Ann Read, Ph.D., Research Scientist, is studying medulloblastoma and cancer stem cells in the central nervous system, in conjunction with Emory Department of Neurosurgery.
Brain Tumor Staining
Barun Brahma, M.D., Pediatric Neurosurgeon, and Ravi Bellamkonda, Ph.D. (Georgia Tech) are conducting a donor funded research study to use nano-technology to better assist surgeons in distinguishing brain tumors form healthy brain tissue. Learn more.
Tobey MacDonald, M.D., Director, Neuro-Oncology Program, is leading a study to develop a drug therapy to stop the spread of medulloblastoma as an alternative to radiation therapy.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Emory University/Georgia Institute of Technology Grant - An investigation of coagulopathy after sever traumatic brain injury in children with emphasis on the role of platelet dysfunction. Investigators: Andrew Reisner, M.D., Jeanne Hendrickson, Joshua J. Chern, M.D., Ph.D., Silvia Bunting, M.D. et al.