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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 Lori Baker

Giulio Draetta, M.D., Ph.D., is a true global citizen whose passion for discovery put his career on a winding path with universities and pharmaceutical...

BY Monica G. Saenz

My stepson Roberto Saenz was heading to junior prom in 2009 when his brain tumor symptoms began. As he rode in the limo, he started to...

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 with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor, in the right temporal lobe of my brain. I’m a proud BOI, which means I was “born on island” in Galveston, Texas, a distinction I carry as a badge of honor. I’m one of seven siblings, I’m married to the love of my life, Denise, and we have three extraordinary...

Glioblastoma survivor Tino Gonzalez poses by artwork at MD Anderson

BY Meagan Raeke

When Robert Alvarez was diagnosed with a low-grade insular brain tumor in 2013, he decided to hope for the best and postpone treatment.

BY Deanna Kotrla

In May 2017, my 20-year-old daughter Brooke came home after her college finals with increasing headaches, vision problems and some strange...

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 Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

There’s no one food that can cure cancer, but that doesn’t stop such myths from circulating. And while researchers are starting to find some...

BY Meagan Raeke

When the headache started, Tabatha Conway recognized it immediately. Although it had been 20 years since she first felt that headache, she...

BY Zachary Grubbs

In high school, I didn’t have much of a social life. I had trouble with insomnia, anxiety, paranoia, depression and apathy. As time went on...