Brian’s Fund supports the “Brian D. Silber Award” presented each year by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) at their annual meeting. The Award recognizes the best abstract on spinal column or spinal cord tumor research.
2017 Brian D. Silber Award
Richard Everson, MD, Neurosurgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Presented in April 2017
Abstract title: “Laser Thermotherapy for Spinal Metastatic Disease provides Comparable Local Control, Reduced Morbidity and Shorter Delay to Systemic Therapy Compared to Open Surgery”
2016 Brian D. Silber Award
Ganesh Shankar, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Presented in May 2016
Abstract title: “BRAF Alteration Status and the Histone H3F3A Gene K27M Mutation Segregate Spinal Cord Astrocytoma Histology”
In addition, this research done by Dr. Shankar at MGH is supported by Brian’s Fund.
2015 Brian D. Silber Award
Claudio Tatsui, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Presented in May 2015
Abstact title: “Laser Interstitial Thermotherapy as an Alternative to Separation Surgery in the Management of Spinal Metastasis“