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Innovations in Brain Tumor Treatments & Research

A version of the following article appeared originally in a special insert/section of USA TODAY today on 3/23/2016 called “Brain Health,” produced by Mediaplanet USA, as part of its “Future of Personal Health” campaign. Recent innovations in research, and new discoveries about how brain tumors behave, are delivering promise for more and better treatments tomorrow With […]

Potential Glioblastoma Treatments Entering The Pivotal Phase of Evaluation

Jump Ahead to List of Trials Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and aggressive malignant brain tumor and, regrettably, very limited treatment options exist for these patients. The current standard-of-care for newly diagnosed patients is surgery, followed by radiation and chemotherapy (with temozolomide), and, in some cases, use of the tumor-treating-field device, Optune. If and […]

Meant to Live – Zachary William’s Story of Thriving Past Survival

Zachary William (off-stage, he’s Zachary Zortman) was a local artist and musician who had begun to focus on family and a career when the sudden diagnosis of anaplastic astrocytoma pulled his life into sudden, sharp focus, and rededication to music and art. We interviewed him about the writing of his song, “Meant to Live,” which […]

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