OHSU

Neuro-Oncology Blood-Brain Barrier Program

Neurology and Neurosurgery
Specializing in treatment, imaging, and research in brain tumors and neurological disorders.

Welcome

Welcome to the Neuro-Oncology and Blood-Brain Barrier Program web site at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon.  Since 1981, we have treated more than 500 patients with brain tumors at OHSU.  A team of physicians, nurses, neuropsychologists and preclinical researchers works to meet the challenges of successfully treating people with brain tumors by outwitting the brain's natural defense, the blood-brain barrier, while also protecting cognitive functions. The OHSU team uses a variety of approaches as discussed in treatment options.

The goal of the Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB) Program is not only to prolong patients' length of survival, but also to improve the quality of their survival. Together with ongoing research, the BBB Program's comprehensive approach to patient care focuses not only on patients' medical concerns but also on their complex emotional, personal and psychological needs.

The International Blood-Brain Barrier Consortium is directed from OHSU and combines basic science, research and comprehensive patient care to treat our patients with brain tumors.

The OHSU Blood-Brain Barrier Program is a member of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and has strong affiliations with the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C., including the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

 

Oregon Health & Science University
Blood Brain Barrier and Neuro-Oncology Program

3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, L603
Portland, Oregon 97239-3098

Phone 503 494-5626
Fax 503 494-5627

 

 

 

2014 Blood Brain Barrier Annual Meeting

2014 Blood Brain Barrier Meeting

Interweaving Advances in Brain-Barriers Pharmacology with Clinical Problems: Implications for Treatment

March 20–22, 2014
Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon

The focus of the meeting will be translational research in the blood-brain barrier and neuro-oncology.

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