Glioblastoma is an aggressive brain tumor that affects an estimated 12,000 people per year, with poor overall prognosis and long-term survival rates. Northwestern Medicine scientists are at the forefront of leading-edge investigations to discover the roots of glioblastoma’s origins, and to pinpoint innovative new treatments to attack this deadly disease.
Surgeons at Chicago's Northwestern Medicine hospital are pioneering a new approach to brain surgery, using 3D glasses and monitors to help them "see" better in the operating room. The hospital is one of only three in the country to regularly use the technology to remove brain tumors, CBS Chicago reported.
"(It) allows you to see a lot more," said neurosurgeon Dr. James Chandler, "and more importantly, perform more confident and safer surgeries."