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Neurosurg Focus. 2005 Apr 15;18(4):e8.

Lucien J. Rubinstein: enduring contributions to neuro-oncology.

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  • 1Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA. mm2ee@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu

Abstract

Dr. Lucien Rubinstein is best remembered for his significant contributions to the field of neuropathology, particularly in the classification of nervous system tumors. His accomplishments in basic neuro-oncology and in the formulation of diagnostic principles reflected a unique talent for synthesizing fundamental clinicopathological concepts based on skillful diagnostic investigation and a thorough understanding of neurobiology. Dr. Rubinstein was the leader in the establishment of cell cultures from central nervous system (CNS) tumors. He meticulously analyzed both light and electron microscopic features of CNS tumors, recorded his findings, and patiently drew sketches to be shared generously with his colleagues and students. As a pioneer in neuropathology, in his work Dr. Rubinstein set the foundation for many enduring concepts in neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, neurology, and basic tumor biology.

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