Dr. Lawton: Despite scary stats, stroke is not a death sentence

As we observed National Stroke Awareness Month, we must recognize that someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, and someone dies from stroke every four minutes. Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death among Americans, accounting for 140,000 fatalities each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s about […]

Phoenix remembers Muhammad Ali legacy with street renaming, holiday

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story had a misspelling of Mr. Ali’s name. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. Memories, stories and laughter flowed in abundance for Muhammad Ali’s legacy Monday, June 3 but the focus wasn’t on his accomplishments in the boxing ring. The Barrow Neurological Institute, 350 W. […]

Dr. Sanai: In the war against brain cancer, accelerated clinical trials are a crucial strategy

Here is a sobering statistic to mark National Brain Tumor Awareness Month: More than 1.4 million people live with malignant brain tumors. Glioblastoma — the cancer that killed Senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy — is one of the deadliest. Nine of 10 diagnosed die within five years. Glioblastoma knows no social, economic, or demographic […]

Barrow Neurological Institute to screen Alzheimer’s patients for study

Barrow Neurological Institute, 350 W. Thomas Road in Phoenix, is screening participants in a new, national Alzheimer’s disease clinical research study evaluating the potential benefits of an investigational medicine for people with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s. The Phase 2/3 study, called T2 Protect AD, is evaluating the investigational drug troriluzole, which may have the potential to protect […]

Barrow Women’s Board raises $5.2 million through 2019 Barrow Grand Ball

The Women’s Board of the Barrow Neurological Foundation raised net proceeds in excess of $5.2 million for Barrow Neurological Institute through the 2019 Barrow Grand Ball held on Jan. 26 at the Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. The black-tie soiree was co-chaired by Dionne Najafi and Terry Roman to celebrate Barrow philanthropists who participate […]

Parkinson’s disease pioneer, Dr. Lieberman, honored for lasting legacy

Nearly 150 guests from around the state and across the country gathered at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort on Oct. 12 to honor Dr. Abraham Lieberman’s legacy and support Parkinson’s research. Dr. Lieberman will be retiring this winter after practicing at Barrow Neurological Institute for almost three decades and caring for more than 40,000 patients, […]

Barrow Beyond ‘Genius Bar’ raises $75,000 for Barrow Neurological Institute

More than 150 Barrow Beyond members and guests mixed and mingled with leading Barrow doctors during the inaugural Barrow Genius Bar held last month at the Paradise Valley home of Alexis and Bonsal Glascock. The event raised more than $75,000 in support of research and innovation at Barrow Neurological Institute. During the Barrow Genius Bar, […]

Barrow Institute: concussions impact nearly 1 of 3 Arizona student athletes

Almost one-third of Arizona high school senior athletes report they have sustained a concussion, according to the first statewide concussion-related study of teenagers conducted for Barrow Neurological Institute. With the kick-off of another football and soccer season, brain experts at Barrow released the study’s findings, saying its conclusions were both encouraging and troubling.

BNI residents partner with ASU law students to patent medical devices

Founded by Steven Lisa, a patent attorney whose father was treated for a deadly form of brain cancer at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Barrow Neurological Institute, a grant was established for hospital residents to collaborate with Arizona State University law students to patent medical devices and further brain-spine research. The Lisa Family Foundation […]