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No Victory Too Small in Brain Tumor Treatment 
Discover Zach Fyke’s inspiring journey through brain tumor treatment in our latest blog post, "No Victory Too Small in Brain Tumor Treatment." From a life-altering diagnosis to celebrating milestones with the Victory Bell at the Ivy Brain Tumor Center, Zach's story highlights the importance of acknowledging every achievement, no matter how small. Read the full story to see how every small victory counts.
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Brain Tumor Talk Ep. 1: Brain Tumor Basics with Guest Dr. Nader Sanai
Discover the complexities of brain tumors in the debut episode of Brain Tumor Talk with Dr. Nader Sanai from the Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. Explore types, symptoms, and cutting-edge treatments for one of the most challenging cancers. Essential listening for patients, caregivers, and healthcare enthusiasts.
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What to Know about Brain Tumor Awareness Month 2024
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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A Foundation for Brain Cancer Research Honors a Father’s Lasting Legacy 
The Oehme family's story takes us from the ordinary moments of discussing dinner plans to the life-altering diagnosis of glioblastoma faced by Rick. Their journey with this disease is a powerful reminder of how quickly life can change and the strength found in love and family. Read their full story.
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A Mental Mindset for Brain Cancer
Jeff Staudt shares his compelling journey after being diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor. Facing a severe prognosis, Jeff chose positivity and determination over surrender, a decision that has defined his eight-year battle with cancer. Highlighting the critical role of mindset, Jeff's story illustrates how a strong mindset, alongside a tailored medical treatment plan, can defy the odds. Read his full story!
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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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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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