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Ivy Blog

Staff Spotlight: Kendall Felix, RN, BSN, SCRN
As a Nurse Navigator, Kendall Felix is the primary point of contact for patients, playing an essential role in guiding them through the clinical trial process. She focuses on streamlining their experience, making it as smooth and understandable as possible. Kendall ensures that every patient feels supported and comfortable at each step of their treatment journey.
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Brain Tumor Diagnosis Leads to a Life of Adventure
Marie Donahue's life took an unexpected turn when a precautionary MRI revealed a large mass on her brain, leading to a diagnosis that would forever change her trajectory. Marie embarked on an extraordinary journey, transforming a daunting brain tumor diagnosis into a life filled with adventure, discovery, and profound shifts in priorities.
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Advice For Caregivers, By Caregivers in Honor of National Caregivers Day
In honor of National Caregivers Day, we’ve collected some words of wisdom for caregivers, by caregivers. No one will ever...
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Teenager’s brain tumor inspires decades of student support to find a cure
Discover the inspiring story of Wendy and Marty Kaye in our latest blog post. Motivated by their daughter Lauren's battle with a brain tumor, the Kayes transformed their grief into action. They co-founded Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research (SSBTR), Arizona's largest student-run nonprofit, dedicated to funding vital research and raising awareness. Read the full blog post.
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Beyond the Headlines: Navigating New Brain Tumor Research
Exploring brain tumor treatments online can be overwhelming. From FDA-approved medications to clinical trials, the rapidly evolving landscape can leave patients feeling adrift and anxious about keeping pace with the latest advancements. Dr. Sanai shared essential tips and tools to decipher these options in his talk at the 2023 ABTA National Conference. We break it down for you in this blog post.
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Managing brain cancer: A caregiver’s perspective
Eileen Berger's world changed drastically when her husband, Scott, had a severe seizure at night, leading to the discovery of a recurring brain tumor. Despite the ongoing anxiety and trauma, they learned to find comfort in gratitude, which transformed their outlook on life and helped them navigate their uncertain journey. Read more about Eileen's story and how she manages brain cancer as a caregiver.
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The Power of Gratitude Is A Gift for Brain Cancer Patients and Caregivers
Gratitude is a powerful emotion. It has the ability to rewire the brain, creating new neural pathways, enhancing the production of serotonin and dopamine neurotransmitters and regulating stress hormones. Research suggests practicing gratitude can provide significant mental and physical benefits. Read our full blog post to get started practicing gratitude.
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Making a Difference on Glioblastoma Awareness Day 2023
Glioblastoma Awareness Day (GBM Day) is dedicated to increasing public awareness of glioblastoma brain cancer.
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What to Know about Brain Tumor Awareness Month 2023
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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Fighting Brain Cancer – A Glioblastoma Story
Jenn Ortiz, a mother of two, is celebrating three years of survivorship this August! Her journey with brain cancer began at the Ivy Center when she was diagnosed with glioblastoma. Despite the challenges she's faced, Jenn remains optimistic, inspiring those around her with her perseverance and undeniable sense of humor. Read her full story here.
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