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Author: Ivy Center

It’s Personal: Dr. Zaman Mirzadeh
It was in the middle of his residency at Barrow Neurological Institute when Dr. Zaman Mirzadeh found out that his mother was diagnosed with glioblastoma. Looking back now, Dr. Mirzadeh recalls the pain from that experience and the invaluable life lesson his mother left him with which he continues to apply to his work at Barrow and the Ivy Center.
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#BrainTumorTalk: Episode 2 Replay – Head for the Cure
Ivy Center Chief Operating Officer, Shwetal Mehta Ph.D., and Head for the Cure's executive director, Jenna Heilman teamed up on Instagram Live for the second episode in our #BrainTumorTalk series. Check out the replay here.
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International Glioblastoma Patient Celebrates 10 Years of Survivorship
With a median survival rate of just 15 months, Mario Correa shares his story on how he has continued to beat the odds in his fight against brain cancer.
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Staff Spotlight: Jacki Garcia
As a nurse navigator, Jacki provides patients and families comfort, information and resources in a difficult time. Her role at the Ivy Center utilizes her caring nature and expertise in research to help patients on the frontline of their battle with brain cancer.
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#BrainTumorTalk: Episode 1 Replay – Support for Patients and Caregivers
Ivy Center nurse navigator Jacki Garcia, and founder and president of Gray Matters Foundation, Lanette Veres teamed up on Instagram Live for the first episode in our #BrainTumorTalk series to discuss support and resources relevant to patients and caregivers.
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It’s Personal: Dr. Michael T. Lawton
For Barrow Neurological Institute President and CEO, Michael T. Lawton, MD, his work in the neurological field became deeply personal 13 years ago.
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Staff Spotlight: Kristin Hendrickson
As a research nurse clinician, Kristin guides her patients and their families through every part of the Ivy Phase 0 clinical trial. Her role at the Ivy Center combines her interest in research with her strong desire to help others when and where it is needed most.
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Staff Spotlight: Terra Ybarra
Following in the footsteps of her mother, Terra knew she wanted to become a nurse and help people. As a research nurse clinician at the Ivy Center, she does just that as the contact point for the patient throughout their journey walking them through every step of the way. For Terra, who lost her brother-in-law at the young age of 35 to glioblastoma, the fight against this disease is personal. Learn more about Terra here.
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The Brain Tumor Community’s Unique Perspective During COVID-19
While the world is facing a global pandemic and adjusting to the new normal, brain cancer patients are going through...
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Immune-Boosting Foods For Brain Tumor Patients
Now more than ever, staying healthy at home is a top priority for everyone and even more so for patients with malignant brain tumors . One way to stay healthy is to show our bodies love and nourishment with healthy, grounding foods that can help support immune function.
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