Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dr. Abdullah directs an Integrated Brain Tumor Research Program that takes tumor tissue directly from the operating room to the laboratory to develop new drug and treatment targets. He is actively involved in both running and enrolling patients in clinical trials for brain tumors
Clinical Research, Neurosurgery
Investigating the Metabolic Hallmarks of Oligodendroglioma
Research is greatly needed to expand understanding of oligodendroglioma biology. The Children’s Brain Tumor Network will be providing rare samples necessary to better understand this tumor and to explore new treatment options.
HGG, LGG, Oligodendroglioma
Low-Grade Gliomas also called astrocytomas are the most common cancer of the central nervous system in children. They represent a heterogeneous group of tumors that can be discovered anywhere within the brain or spinal cord. Although surgical resection may be curative, up to 20% of children still su