3 Things You Need to Know
Standard of care
Is of the essence
Nick: Patient Survivor
The day after his graduation from San Diego State University, Nick was diagnosed with a recurrence of his malignant meningioma. Nick knew he wasn’t going to have a lot of options, but we had just opened a Phase 0 clinical trial for this exact indication.
Tumors We Treat
As the Ivy Brain Tumor Center grows, every patient, regardless of diagnosis or stage of the brain tumor, will have the option to enroll in a Phase 0 clinical trial.
Common subtypes include astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, glioblastoma, and gliosarcoma
Also known as ‘secondary’ brain tumors; originate from cancer in another part of the body
Primary brain tumors derived from the lining of the brain, known as the meninges
Arises from the ependymal cells that line the ventricles of the brain and the center of the spinal cord
Arises from small nests of cells near the pituitary stalk at the base of the skull, near the pituitary gland, third ventricle, and optic nerve
Occurs in the pineal region of the brain that may or may not involve the pineal gland
A COMMUNITY OF CAREGIVERS
Ivy Foundation Makes Multi-million Dollar Contribution To AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund
“It’s very important to me that the medical personnel in this state have the right tools and supplies to fight this battle,” said Catherine Ivy, founder and president of the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation and co-founder of the Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. “While this gift will help, I realize it’s still not enough to fully support those on the frontlines. I want to encourage other foundations and non-profits who can help to please do so. It is my belief that when you have, you share.”
Ivy Brain Tumor Center Expands Phase 0 Clinical Trials Program to the East Valley
The Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow Neurological Institute has announced a partnership with two East Valley hospitals to expand its novel Phase 0 clinical trials program, the first of its kind in neuro-oncology.
3 Questions on Phase 0 Clinical Trials for Brain Tumors
The Ivy Brain Tumor Center at the Barrow Neurological Institute is a nonprofit center conducting early phase clinical trials of new therapeutics for brain tumors. In this interview with Oncology Times, Dr. Nader Sanai explains how the phase 0 trials work and why the center is so excited about them.