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The Largest Phase 0 Clinical Trials Program in the World
The Ivy Brain Tumor Center is a nonprofit translational research program that offers state-of-the-art clinical trials for patients with even the most aggressive brain tumors.
SNO 2021
Annual Meeting
Ivy Center Selected to Present 11 Study Abstracts
At the 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO), our team of brain tumor specialists and scientists will present 11 abstracts based on our research findings.
Individualized Treatment in a Fraction of the Time
When a brain tumor patient is referred to an Ivy Phase 0 clinical trial, we partner with their physicians and treatment team on a path forward.
Programs in Place for Rapid Clinical Testing
Partner with the nation's largest operative brain tumor program that's employing a bold, early-phase clinical trials strategy to rapidly identify new effective therapies.
National Family
Caregivers Month
Tips for Avoiding Caregiver Burnout
November is National Family Caregivers Month. To offer support to these selfless individuals, we have compiled practical tips to help prevent caregiver burnout during this pivotal time.

Phase 0 Trials

Ivy Phase 0 clinical trials allow patients to receive individualized treatment in a fraction of the time and costs associated with traditional drug research and development.

Benefits of an Ivy Phase 0 Trial

Saves Valuable Time

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Drug effects on a patient’s tumor are directly measured within 10 days of surgery. If an experimental regimen is ineffective, the patient can transition to another type of therapy without losing time or options.

Personalizes Treatment

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Genetic testing with unprecedented depth allows us to match tumors to new combination drug regimens. Due to the speed in which our trials open and close, we are able to test more new therapies than any other clinical trials program. 

Tests New Drugs

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Every Ivy Center drug combination tests new mechanisms never before trialed in brain tumor patients.  As a nonprofit organization, there is no conflict of interest or hidden agenda in selecting which drugs to include in our program.

Dr. Patricia Tagle-Levy


Patricia: Clinical Trial Patient

When Patricia’s glioblastoma came back after her first surgery, she and her husband both knew it was time to start looking at alternative treatment options. After extensive research, they discovered the hope they were looking for was actually right in their backyard at the Ivy Center in Phoenix.

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Dr. Kris Smith
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It’s Personal: Dr. Kris Smith

As a neurosurgical oncologist at Barrow Neurological Institute, Dr. Kris Smith was determined to improve the outcome for brain tumor patients. But when his father was diagnosed with glioblastoma, the battle against brain cancer became all the more personal.

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Am I Eligible?

Submit a Trial Screening Request today and an Ivy Navigator will contact you within 48 hours to complete the initial patient assessment.

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