John S Kuo
Department of Neurological Surgery & Human Oncology
University of Wisconsin, USA
Dr. Kuo is Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Director of the Comprehensive Brain Tumor Program at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. His primary clinical interests are the neurosurgical treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors, pituitary tumors and skull-based tumors. In addition, Dr. Kuo has extensive experience with stereotactic radiosurgery for tumors, vascular lesions and trigeminal neuralgia. He co-directs the UW Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center multidisciplinary Brain Tumor Clinic and started a multidisciplinary Pituitary Tumor Clinic with colleagues in endocrinology, radiation oncology and neuro-ophthalmology. He is a member of the UW Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center and a co-investigator in many national clinical trials of new brain tumor therapies.
Understanding the genesis of brain tumors, with the goal of developing novel therapies. He has investigated the radiosurgical management of brain tumors and the potential clinical use of novel gene markers in medulloblastomas. The Brain Tumor Research Laboratory is currently focused on the molecular biology of brain tumor stem cells and collaborating with other UW scientists to define possible molecular mechanisms of tumor stem cell pathogenesis to develop novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.