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Category: Glioblastoma

In Arizona, The Fight Against Brain Cancer is Personal
Even as someone whose resilient spirit had been the hallmark of their public image, Senator John McCain was sadly no match for glioblastoma. On the second anniversary of his passing, we honor McCain's legacy by continuing to push for increased awareness and support for research so others can have a fighting chance at this deadly disease.
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Glioblastoma Patient Story: UK Mother Finds Hope in Arizona at Ivy Brain Tumor Center
In December 2019, Louise Hulme, a mother of two living in the United Kingdom, was diagnosed with glioblastoma. Like many of us, Louise spent a majority of the following year in lockdown due to COVID-19; however, what Louise did with her time was something very unique.
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Making a Difference on Glioblastoma Awareness Day 2021
Glioblastoma Awareness Day (GBM Day) is dedicated to increasing public awareness of glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer.
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A 1,500-Mile Journey to Ivy Brain Tumor Center
Ryan Masales, a Canadian police officer, was diagnosed with an aggressive stage 4 brain tumor, known as glioblastoma. After exhausting all conventional treatments in Canada, Ryan and his wife, Estelize began seeking other options. It was through their research that they found the Ivy Brain Tumor Center and began their 1,500 mile journey from Canada to Arizona to enroll in a unique Ivy Phase 0 clinical trial.
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Westy’s Wish: An Open Letter from the Wife of NBA Hall of Famer, Paul Westphal
In honor of Brain Tumor Awareness Month, Cindy Westphal, wife of basketball Hall of Famer, Paul Westphal, recalls 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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What to Know about Brain Tumor Awareness Month 2021
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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Re-Thinking Brain Tumor Drug Development
In this year's World Edition of The International Brain Tumour Alliance's Brain Tumour magazine, Dr. Nader Sanai explains the barriers faced by researchers when it comes to treating aggressive brain tumors and how the Ivy Center is tackling those challenges by re-thinking drug discovery with Phase 0 clinical trials.
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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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#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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This is me: a patient’s journey to a GBM diagnosis
Randy Cordova, a long-time local entertainment journalist, details his personal journey with glioblastoma from diagnosis to finding his new normal.
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