Category: Dr. Cantu

New York Times: Seemingly Ordinary Football Game, Then a Player Dies

October 21st, 2011 in Dr. Cantu

NY Times: An Ordinary Football Game, Then a Player Dies

NFL Player Dave Duerson Suffered from Advanced CTE

May 3rd, 2011 in Chris Nowinski, CSTE in Print, Dr. Cantu, Dr. McKee, Dr. Stern, Keith Primeau, NFL, SLI on TV

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Researchers at the Boston Unviersity Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (BU CSTE), revealed today that Dave Duerson, a former NFL player who committed suicide in February at age 50, was suffering from moderately advanced case of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative disease linked to repeated brain trauma. Duerson played safety in the NFL for 11 seasons, for the Chicago Bears, NY Giants, and Phoenix Cardinals. He was named to four Pro Bowls and won two Super Bowls, with the Bears in 1986 and the Giants in 1991.


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Micky Ward to donate brain to science

December 17th, 2010 in CSTE in Print, CSTE on TV, Dr. Cantu, Uncategorized

NECN, 12/16/10: featuring Dr. Bob Cantu and former boxing champ and brain donor Micky Ward, whose rise to fame was made into the critically acclaimed film, The Fighter, starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale.

N.F.L. Donates $1 Million for Brain Studies

April 20th, 2010 in CSTE in Print, Dr. Cantu

New York Times, 4/20/10:  No strings attached donation of $1 million to the CSTE, article featuring Dr. Cantu of the CSTE

CBS 60 Minutes-A Blow to the Brain

October 11th, 2009 in CSTE on TV, Dr. Cantu, Dr. McKee

CBS 60 Minutes, 10/11/09:
“A Blow to the Brain” featuring Dr. Ann McKee and Dr. Robert Cantu of the CSTE (video)

Fanhouse.com, 9/30/09

September 30th, 2009 in Dr. Cantu

Fanhouse.com, 9/30/09:
“Extra Caution for Concussions Needed,” featuring Dr. Robert Cantu.

Protecting Young Brains

August 24th, 2009 in CSTE in Print, Dr. Cantu

New York Times, 8/24/09:
“Sports Imperative: Protecting Young Brains” featuring Dr. Robert Cantu, clinical professor of neurosurgery at Boston University School of Medicine

Symptom List Helps to Gauge Head Injuries

August 24th, 2009 in CSTE in Print, Dr. Cantu

New York Times, 8/24/09:
“Symptom List Helps to Gauge Head Injuries” featuring Dr. Cantu

Head Injuries: Looking for Signs and Acting Quickly

March 29th, 2009 in Dr. Cantu, Natasha Richardson

New York Times, 3/29/09:
“Head Injuries: Looking for Signs and Acting Quickly” featuring Dr. Cantu. Natasha Richardson’s sudden death has prompted the medical community, as well as parents and leaders of recreational, youth and college sports to take harder looks at the inherent risks of brain injury.

Brain Trauma Study

January 27th, 2009 in CSTE on TV, Dr. Cantu

ESPN Outside the Lines, 1/27/09:
“Brain Trauma Study” featuring Dr. Cantu (video)