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BY Allison Hemer Jochetz

My husband, John, and I had only been married 45 days when he was diagnosed with glioblastoma on Sept. 1, 2017. Hurricane Harvey loomed over the Houston area as John was admitted to MD Anderson and underwent a gross total resection to fully remove his brain tumor. As a result of the tumor's severe pressure on his optic nerve, John lost his eyesight but completed radiation therapy at the end of 2017 and chemotherapy the following fall...

Caregiver Allison Hemer Jochetz with her husband, glioblastoma survivor, John, posing on a beach

BY Guy Lipof

Prior to my wife’s glioblastoma diagnosis in 2013, I traveled a lot for my job, both inside and outside the U.S. That arrangement worked out...

BY Guy Lipof

It’s unlikely you’re ever going to meet anyone quite like my wife. For one thing, Susie is a two-time brain cancer survivor. That alone makes...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Cancer patients find hope in different ways. Some do it by reminding themselves that nothing lasts forever, and that this, too, shall pass. Others seek solace in faith, supportive relationships or celebrating small victories. In many cases, the insights they’ve gained from their experiences can help others facing cancer.

Here are some words of wisdom our patients have shared with us over the past year that helped them stay upbeat...

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BY Devon Carter

Whether you’re facing a cancer diagnosis, want to better understand your risk or celebrating life after cancer, you likely have questions...

BY Jim Allison, Ph.D.

For a long time, immunotherapy was considered nonsense by many people in mainstream cancer medicine. It had been tried for years, starting...

BY Constance Blanchard

Rare. Unusual. Anomaly. All of these words are synonymous with being a long-term glioblastoma survivor. All statistical data suggests that...

BY Meagan Raeke

A new study has revived hope for the role of immunotherapy in treating glioblastoma, the most aggressive and deadly form of brain cancer in...

BY Shiao-Pei Weathers, M.D.

Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive primary brain tumor in adults. Although it’s considered a rare cancer, with about 12,000 new...

BY Brooke Boudoin

I was 12 when my 19-year-old brother, Brandon, was diagnosed with glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer. I remember...