New York, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2013
The Long Island Brain Tumor Center at Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC) and Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC) announce their collaboration to offer a free monthly support group to brain cancer patients and their caregivers.
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.”
“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.
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 http://www.braintumor.com. To learn more about Voices Against Brain Cancer, visit http://www.voicesagainstbraincancer.org.
VABC has a wide variety of initiatives in place for brain cancer research, awareness and support. The organization’s research grants fund cutting-edge research programs that will have a monumental impact on the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer. VABC currently funds research at several esteemed institutions such as Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cleveland Clinic, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, John Hopkins, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Yale, to name a few.
VABC's mission is to find a cure for brain cancer by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness within the medical community and supporting patients, their families and caregivers afflicted with this devastating disease.
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