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BY Gloria Suau, M.D.

As a child and adolescent psychiatrist in Puerto Rico, I always tell my patients that in any situation, no matter how hard or difficult it is, there’s always something positive that we can learn. Now, I know how true this statement really is.

I learned this first-hand when I started dealing with brain tumors in the summer of 2014 -- first as a relative, then as a friend and finally, as a patient myself. Along the way, I developed...

Brain tumor survivor Gloria Suau, M.D.

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...

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 have a severe headache and began vomiting. His mother, Debbie, took him to the children’s hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, where doctors diagnosed him with a severe sinus infection.

Growing up, Roberto had had a history of frequent headaches, but they were becoming more painful and medication...

Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma brain tumor survivor Roberto Saenz poses in a 'Team Superman' shirt.

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

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...