Contemporary Intraoperative Visualization for Glioblastoma With Use of Advanced  Operating Room Technology

Contemporary Intraoperative Visualization for Glioblastoma With Use of Advanced Operating Room Technology

HOW CAN WE maximally resect GBM tumors? Or visualize tracts to preserve neurologic function? Or see a tumor light up from the surrounding brain? Constantinos G. Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD, shows how intraoperative visualization, with use of a 3D exoscope, 5-ALA fluorescence, neuronavigation, and diffusion tensor imaging fiber tracking, helped safely resect a high-grade glioma in a 33-year-old.

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Dr. Hadjipanayis is Professor of Neurosurgery, and Oncological Sciences; Director of Neurosurgical Oncology; and Director of the Nanotechnology Laboratory at The Tisch Cancer Institute.

Contemporary Intraoperative Visualization for Glioblastoma With Use of Advanced Operating Room Technology

Mount Sinai has long been a leader in brain cancer research, establishing many innovations. Recent recruitment of faculty and full integration of efforts between basic researchers and clinician-scientists have resulted in the development of a multidisciplinary team, known as the Brain Cancer Working Group; major new funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and promising efforts to better understand and ultimately conquer adult and pediatric brain cancer. Today, Mount Sinai has eight NIH-funded investigators focused on brain tumors, with new grant funding reaching more than $4.5 million. Overall, the department is now No. 20 in the nation for NIH funding in neurosurgery (Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, 2021).  

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Dr. Constantinos Hadjipanayis is a consultant for the privately held company NX Development Corporation, and receives royalty payments for the sale of Gleolan (5-ALA, aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride). Gleolan is an optical imaging agent approved for the visualization of malignant tissue during glioma surgery. NX Development Corporation markets Gleolan. Dr. Hadjipanayis also receives financial compensation as a consultant for Hemerion, the Stryker Corporation, and Synaptive Medical (device companies that manufacture medical technologies used for the treatment of brain cancer).