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Vascular Targeting Causing Thrombosis in an Arteriovenous Malformation Animal Model

Andrew Gauden is an intermediate trainee in Neurosurgery currently based at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. For the past 2 years he has been at Macquarie University, Sydney completing his PhD on the development of a vascular targeting technique for use in brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) as an alternative treatment for inoperable lesions.  This research was completed under the supervision of Professor Marcus Stoodley.

The researchers have had success in demonstrating effective thrombus formation and occlusion of the treatment in their animal model using radiosurgery as a sensitising agent and a novel vascular targeting conjugate.  "This research is the first of its kind in AVMs and may demonstrated a potential new treatment modality in the human clinical setting", said Gauden.

Andrew was awarded best basic science Cerebrovascular paper at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting and received this award after giving a presentation in April in New Orleans.  Please click here for the abstract.

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