We are bringing together specialists from all over the world and designing novel treatment options available to each patient so we can make this journey as smooth as possible and, when possible, eradicate tumors and cancer," said Dr. David S. Baskin, director of the Peak Center and vice chairman of the department of neurosurgery at Houston Methodist Hospital.
"The Peak Center
will ... provide extraordinary, compassionate care, and any patient who wishes to be seen will be seen within 24 hours, seven days a week, and can talk directly with a senior physician any time of the day or night.
There will be access to all research protocols for treatment available at other major tumor and cancer centers.
In addition, there will always be at least three to five novel protocols not available elsewhere for patient participation."
said The Kenneth R. Peak Brain & Pituitary Tumor Treatment Center
will have a number of scientists developing novel technology using nanoscale science and cell biology....
The center also will characterize each tumor in ways not being done anywhere else on a routine basis.
"We consider each patient to be unique, and know that each tumor has different genetic information and biological behaviors.
The Peak Center
will capitalize on these differences, starting with an initial $4 million commitment to research...," Baskin
"Many more advances are anticipated, which will be unique to the center.
The center will play a major role in development of new and effective treatments for brain tumors that will be disseminated widely throughout the world," Baskin
It was explained that we would need many millions of dollars for such an enterprise, and he
generously offered to give $10 million," Baskin
With this generous gift, this is already the case, and much more will be available in the coming months," Baskin