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Brain Tumor Talk Ep. 3: Glioblastoma Awareness Day Special
Join us on 'Brain Tumor Talk' as we honor Glioblastoma Awareness Day with a heartfelt episode featuring a panel of inspiring individuals affected by glioblastoma. In this special episode, host Michelle engages in an open and honest dialogue with Carol, Amber, and Heather, who share their unique and deeply personal journeys through the challenges of glioblastoma.
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Brain Tumor Talk Ep. 2: Enhancing Brain Tumor Treatment with Clinical Trials with Guest Dr. Yoshie Umemura
Join us on "Brain Tumor Talk" as we sit down with Dr. Yoshie Umemura, Chief Medical Officer at the Ivy Brain Tumor Center, to dive into the complexities of brain tumor treatments. Dr. Umemura shares her expert insights on everything from the current standard of care and various chemotherapy protocols to the potential life-changing impact of clinical trials.
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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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Staff Spotlight: Jennifer Molloy
As a research technician, Jennifer Molloy plays a fundamental role in the Ivy Center's pharmacodynamic lab. With her background in biological sciences and experience as a research intern at the University of Arizona, Jen assists in the facilitation of collection and analysis of tissue for our Phase 0 clinical trials. Jen's passion for science and research makes her a invaluable asset for the Ivy Center team.
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Staff Spotlight: Artak Tovmasyan, PharmD, PhD
Artak Tovmasyan, PharmD, PhD, joined our team two years ago from Duke University with an extensive background in pharmaceutical chemistry making him a fierce asset to the Ivy Center's Phase 0 clinical trials program. As the director of the Ivy Center's Pharmacokinetics core, Dr. Tovmasyan is leading his laboratory in providing data to enable the most efficient treatment regimens for brain tumor patients.
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Staff Spotlight: Charuta Furey, MD
As a neurosurgical resident, Charuta is paving the way for women in her field. At the age of seven, Charuta’s mother was diagnosed with a glioma. Since that moment, Charuta has committed her life to helping others who have been diagnosed with brain cancer.
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Staff Spotlight: Lynnea Nicholls
As an Ivy Navigator, Lynnea is a Phase 0 patient's first point of contact when they begin the initial process of enrolling in a study. Patients are guided by her as she helps to explain next steps and ease their stress as they prepare to meet the rest of their treatment team. Learn more about Lynnea and how she landed at the Ivy Center.
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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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A GBM Diagnosis and Journey to Barrow
My husband Ian is a planner. So much so, that we joke about how thoroughly he contemplates every option and...
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