CHICAGO --- Dr. Maciej Lesniak, chair of neurological surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Medicine neurosurgeon-in-chief, is available to discuss glioblastoma in relation to Sen. John McCain’s diagnosis and surgery. 

Lesniak can discuss this aggressive disease, surgery for glioblastoma and the recovery process for a patient undergoing this type of treatment. He is an expert in the surgical care and treatment for patients with brain tumors. He specializes in the neurosurgical management of adult patients with all forms of benign and malignant brain and spinal tumors.

Lesniak has led over 25 multi-institutional clinical trials for recurrent and newly diagnosed brain tumors, and his research has been continually supported by the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society and the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy. In 2015, he was awarded the prestigious National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award, given to only 50 scientists in the United States for transformative cancer research. 

Lesniak can speak concisely and understandably, and he has extensive knowledge on this disease and related treatments.

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