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A Brain Tumor Journey, Part III: The Conclusion – Relief, Recovery, and Redemption

What follows is the third and concluding chapter of a brain tumor journey, told in her own words, by survivor, Sarah Vannatta. See Part I, HERE and Part II, HERE.  A few days after my surgery, I was out for a short walk with my ICU nurse, Chris. Chris held my hospital gown closed as I shuffled along. We […]

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 […]

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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