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Monthly Archives: August 2022

Philadelphia Firefighter with Glioblastoma Blazes Ahead for Research

Credit: Clem Murray / The Philadelphia Inquirer Sirens blared as firefighters descended upon Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the largest gasoline refinery complex on the East Coast, following a series of explosions in June 2019. Linda Long joined more than 100 Philadelphia firefighters to combat the blaze that took more than 24 hours to extinguish.  “I got […]

Q&A: A New Treatment Approved for Certain Brain Tumors

In late June 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to a new treatment combination that will now be available as an option for certain brain tumor patients. The approved combination of two oral drugs, called dabrafenib (brand name: Tafinlar) and trametinib (brand name: Mekinist), is for the treatment of advanced tumors […]

Turning Lemons into Lemonade After a Glioblastoma Diagnosis

“Get your ice-cold lemonade!” These words reverberated through the air outside the Yale School of Medicine as Claire and Molly Lindenbach tried to garner sales for their “Lemon-Aid” Stand. The unusual sight attracted the attention of students and professionals working in the area.  Only four months earlier, Claire and Molly’s dad, Brett, worked as a […]

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