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BY Constance Blanchard

Rare. Unusual. Anomaly. All of these words are synonymous with being a long-term glioblastoma survivor. All statistical data suggests that I shouldn’t be here. Only 10% of people with glioblastoma survive five years. However, here I am, 10 years after being diagnosed with the most aggressive form of brain cancer, and I’m not only surviving – I’m thriving.

Looking back is surreal. Some things seem like a dream to me, as if I was...

Glioblastoma survivor Constance Blanchard with her family

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 sitting in the waiting room at MD Anderson with my parents for nine hours during his first surgery, as I filed my nails down to nothing, watched the news and wondered if Brandon was really going to be OK like he said he would be. He fought his 22-month battle with pure grace, dignity and humor...

A young Brooke Boudoin poses with Brandon, her older brother and a glioblastoma patient Brandon.

BY Tino Gonzalez

I’m a 58-year-old guy who never thought I would be talking about “the C word.” Nevertheless, here I am recollecting the past year contending...

BY Meagan Raeke

Imagine being able to talk to your doctors during brain tumor surgery without pain and give them immediate feedback while they operate...

BY Andrew Futreal, Ph.D.

 

While its name was inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ambitious goal to put a man on the moon, the Moon Shots Program...

BY MD Anderson Staff

Bratton Fennell, 53, is one of the top-ranked distance runners for his age group in the Carolinas. During his brain tumor treatment, it turned...

BY Meagan Raeke

When Suzanne Stone completed her first half-marathon in February, the achievement was extra sweet: she’d managed to finish the long-distance...

BY Cammie Shaddock

My brain tumor diagnosis came suddenly. I had no pain, headaches or any kind of warning. On Oct. 3, 2016, I had difficulty conveying my thoughts...