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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 […]

Guest Blog: What Head to the Hill did for my daughter and me

The morning of the Race for Hope – D.C. in 2016 was a wet one. However, my daughter, Jessica, and I were so excited to be involved in the pre-race festivities that we didn’t seem to mind the rain. We picked up our t-shirts and even had our picture taken with former American Idol and […]

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