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Brain Tumor Patient and Caregiver Education
No one should have to cope with a brain cancer diagnosis alone. While each person’s brain tumor experience is different,...
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Q&A: How to Manage Living with Cancer During the Holidays
The holiday season can invite unwelcome guests into your life, such as loneliness, stress and anxiety. In this NCI article, neuro-oncology care providers answered the most common questions they receive during the holidays.
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Tips for Avoiding Caregiver Burnout
November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the tremendous impact caregivers have on their families and to support them in their caregiving journey. To offer support to these selfless individuals, we have compiled practical tips and resources to help caregivers thrive and avoid burnout during this pivotal time. 
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Glioblastoma Patient Defying the Odds Three Years After Diagnosis
Brain cancer survivor Dalton Riddle is defying the odds. He’s about to celebrate living three years with glioblastoma. For most, the average life expectancy after diagnosis is 12-15 months. Read his survivorship story and how he supports others facing a similar diagnosis.
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Staff Spotlight: Jennifer Keeler
As a communications specialist, Jennifer Keeler will write content and work with media outlets to bring awareness to brain cancer and the research conducted at the Ivy Center.
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Brain Surgery Recovery – Four Tips for Faster Healing
Brain surgery recovery requires time and patience. While this time frame is different for everyone, you can support healing by using these brain recovery tips.
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Staff Spotlight: Mariya Stavnichuk
As a research technician, Mariya Stavnichuk plays a fundamental role in the Ivy Center's preclinical lab. Learn more about Mariya's work at the Ivy Center and her inspirations for joining the neuroscience field.
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Making a Difference on Glioblastoma Awareness Day 2022
Glioblastoma Awareness Day (GBM Day) is dedicated to increasing public awareness of glioblastoma brain cancer.
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Brain Cancer Survivor Is On A Mission To Support Others Living With The Disease
Lanette Veres, who was first diagnosed with brain cancer 24 years ago, knows the overwhelming sense of fear and isolation when faced with a brain tumor diagnosis. As the founder of the Gray Matters Foundation and the official support partner of the Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow Neurological Institute, Lanette has made it her mission to support others facing the disease.
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Staff Spotlight: James McNamara
As a research technician in our preclinical lab, James McNamara assists identifying and targeting therapeutic vulnerabilities using preclinical models of GBM. Learn more about James’ work at the Ivy Center and his inspirations for joining the neuroscience field.
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