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Monthly Archives: April 2017

A Brain Tumor Journey, Part II: Bad Signs, Strong Emotions, and the Blur of the ICU

What follows is the second chapter of a brain tumor journey told in three parts, and her own words, by survivor, Sarah Vannatta. SEE PART I HERE.  Awaiting the scheduled CT scan, medication provided by the ER doctor had relieved the vomiting, and though the headaches only grew worse, I still attended a district-wide professional development […]

A Brain Tumor Journey in Three Parts – Part I

Introduction: What follows is the first entry from a brain tumor journey told in three parts, and her own words, by survivor, Sarah Vannatta. Sarah is Senior Vice President of EconomicsPennsylvania, where she is responsible for curriculum development and writing, teacher workshops, and program delivery. She lives outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   Part 1: New Symptoms, New Normals For […]

National Brain Tumor Society Funding and Support of Innovative Research Helps Bring About an Immunotherapy Clinical Trial With Encouraging Results

Today, encouraging results from a small, early-stage clinical trial for glioblastoma patients were reported in the scientific and medical journal, Clinical Cancer Research. The phase one study of 11 newly diagnosed glioblastoma (GBM) patients showed that combining an experimental immunotherapy with chemotherapy (temozolomide), along with an injection to prime the immune system, was well tolerated […]

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