The Long Island Brain Tumor Center at Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC) today announced that they will collaborate with Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC) to offer a free monthly support group to brain cancer patients, their families and caregivers.
Online PR News – 12-September-2013 –The group, which will start later this month, will be the first offered on Long Island by VABC, a leading national organization that fights brain cancer. Meetings will be held at the new offices of the Long Island Brain Tumor Center at NSPC, 1991 Marcus Avenue, Lake Success. The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 19 (registration required: 516-478-0010).
“Those faced with a brain cancer diagnosis need somewhere to turn to get support, advice and information,” says neurosurgeon Lee Tessler, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S., Executive Director and Co-Surgical Director of The Long Island Brain Tumor Center at NSPC. “We are pleased that an organization of the caliber of Voices Against Brain Cancer has made the generous offer to lead these groups.”
Voices Against Brain Cancer is a national not-for-profit organization that has the mission of finding a cure for brain cancer by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness in the medical community and providing support to patients and their caregivers afflicted with this devastating disease.
“We have been offering support groups in New York City, and this is the first group we will co-sponsor on Long Island,” says Mario Lichtenstein, co-founder, Voices Against Brain Cancer. “We have the utmost respect for the Long Island Brain Tumor Center at NSPC, and are pleased to partner with them to reach the region’s brain cancer community.”
The Long Island Brain Tumor Center at Neurological Surgery, P.C. offers a multi-disciplinary approach to treating brain tumors, provided by a team of more than 20 physicians and surgeons with various sub-specialties. The team works in concert with patient's established health care professionals, and treats primary brain and spinal tumors, as well as metastases.
In addition to offering standard-of-care therapies for brain tumors, and novel treatments such as NovoTTF, the Center is currently conducting a number of clinical trials. These include studies for patients with both newly diagnosed and recurrent glioblastoma, metastatic tumors, brain lymphoma and all types of solid brain tumors.
To find out how to join the new support group, call Kerry McConie, R.N., O.C.N., at (516) 478-0010.
For more information about The Long Island Brain Tumor Center at NSPC, please visit www.braintumor.com. To learn more about Voices Against Brain Cancer, visit www.voicesagainstbraincancer.org.
About Voices Against Brain Cancer
Voices Against Brain Cancer has a wide variety of initiatives in place for brain cancer research, awareness and support. The organization is committed to ensuring that the proceeds of the monies donated are used to fund cutting-edge research that will have a monumental impact on the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer. Currently, these grants are being funded at numerous esteemed institutions including: Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, John Hopkins, MD Anderson, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York University, Yale and more.
About Neurological Surgery, P.C.
Neurological Surgery, P.C. is one of the New York City area’s premier neurosurgical groups, offering patients the most advanced treatments of brain and spine disorders. These include minimally invasive procedures such as stereotactic radiosurgery (Gamma Knife®, CyberKnife® and Novalis Tx®), aneurysm coiling, neuro-endoscopy, spinal stimulators, carotid stents, interventional pain management, microdiscectomy, kyphoplasty, and other types of minimally invasive spine surgery. The practice’s physicians represent a range of surgical and nonsurgical specialties, combining compassionate care with highly specialized training. They are leaders in the region’s medical community, with appointments as chiefs of neurosurgery in some of Long Island’s best hospitals. NSPC offers 10 convenient locations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, as well as in Queens and Manhattan. For more information, call 1-800-775-7784 or visit www.NSPC.com.