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Ivy Blog

Glioblastoma Diagnosis Leads Family To Make Every Day Meaningful
In honor of Brain Tumor Awareness Month, Amber Jackson, wife of brain cancer patient, Tim Jackson, recounts her husband's journey with glioblastoma and asks for your support of the Ivy Brain Tumor Center's mission to contribute to a cure for brain cancer within this decade.
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Impact Brain Tumor Research With Donations
May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. It’s the perfect time to join the fight against brain cancer by creating your own fundraiser. Your family and friends can make an impactful brain tumor research donation in support of the Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow.
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Going Coast to Coast for Brain Cancer Research
In honor of Nate and his courageous battle with GBM, Dr. Tedesco has decided to bike across the country to support the innovative research at the Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow. Through his ride, Dr. Tedesco hopes to inspire others to do something to honor a loved one with brain cancer.
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Staff Spotlight: Alexis Ratliff
As a research technician, Alexis Ratliff plays a fundamental role in the Ivy Center's pharmacodynamic lab. Learn more about Alexis' work at the Ivy Center and her inspirations for joining the neuroscience field.
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What to Know about Brain Tumor Awareness Month 2022
Brain Tumor Awareness Month aims at bringing together the brain tumor community to help raise awareness and shine a light on a patient population that is often overlooked.
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Extending A Helping Paw: How Animal-Assisted Therapy Benefits Brain Tumor Patients
The comfort and unconditional love animals provide can be extremely soothing and healing, which is why animal-assisted therapy, particularly with dogs, is so popular for helping people cope with a variety of health conditions.
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Robust 2022 Glioblastoma Clinical Trials Program Offers Brain Cancer Patients New Treatment Options
Our team of brain tumor experts have compiled everything you need to know about our clinical trials, including the rationale behind the novel drugs and devices we're investigating as well as some of the initial results we're seeing in brain cancer patients.
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Staff Spotlight: Aja Pedersen
Highlighted in this month’s “Staff Spotlight" is Aja Pedersen, our new Administrative Coordinator supporting Dr. Mehta's and her team. Aja shares what it means to her to work at the Ivy Center and why she chose to work in the medical field
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2021 Year In Review
From launching several clinical trials to announcing a new global headquarters, 2021 was a year of progress and discovery at the Ivy Center. As we begin the new year, we take a moment to reflect on key milestones and look forward to building on the momentum in 2022.
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Ian Youngblood is Thriving After Brain Cancer Diagnosis
In the spring of 2020, 29-year-old nurse and former firefighter, Ian Youngblood was on the frontlines in New York helping with the influx of COVID-19 patients. While he was there, Ian began experiencing some alarming symptoms. Within days, he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Now, Ian's prognosis is stable and he is back to living a busy and active lifestyle.
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