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May 8, 2019

Tackling a Rare Brain Tumor With Expertise and Skill

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Diagnosed with a brain tumor, Marrissa Janssen was scared. Her biggest fear was that doctors wouldn’t be able to get rid of the entire mass. But after consulting with experts at Mayo Clinic, Marrissa’s fear turned to hope. Now, after surgery and proton beam therapy, the tumor is gone.

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Tags: Brain Tumor Program, Dr. Giuseppe Lanzino, Dr. Ivan Carabenciov, Dr. Joon Uhm, Dr. Michael Ruff, Dr. Paul Brown, Dr. Terence Burns, glioblastoma, Proton Beam Therapy Program


May 1, 2017

Wife, Mother and Nurse Gains a New Title — Brain Cancer Survivor

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

A Mayo Clinic oncology nurse, Nicole Barlanti knew how tough cancer could be. What she didn’t know was that she’d have to face it firsthand, while she was still in her 20s. Here’s Nicole’s story, in her own words.

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Tags: brain tumor, Dr. Ron Reimer, glioblastoma, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Nicole Barlanti


December 10, 2016

Successful Brain Cancer Surgery Puts Sunshine Back in a Young Mom’s World

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

When Tyson Cluever, a 32-year-old mother of two from Benson, Minnesota, learned that she had an aggressive brain cancer, her first thought was of her children. At just nine months and five years old, her sons stood to lose one of the most important people in their lives if she were to share the fate […]

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Tags: awake brain surgery, brain tumor, Dr. Ian Parney, glioblastoma, neurologic surgery


April 3, 2013

Mayo’s caring attitude brings hope to patient

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Jim Brooks was vacationing with his family in Spain when suddenly he couldn’t speak for 10 minutes and wound up in the hospital. Jim and his wife Louanne decided together they wanted to return to their Minnesota home and Mayo Clinic. Jim was diagnosed in August 2012 at Mayo Clinic with glioblastoma, stage 4 brain […]

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Tags: 1136, 2871, 3640, 3719, 3723, 5279, 5292, 5335, brain cancer, chemotherapy, clinical trial, Dr. Joon Uhm


December 22, 2012

Forever a teacher

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Artist and teacher Cynthia Amendt sees her teaching — and her health — reach new levels through participation in a clinical trial.

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 5279, 5292, 5297, 5335, brain tumor, Cynthia Amendt, glioblastoma, Jan Buckner M.D., Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Cancer Research


December 21, 2012

For Better, For Worse

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Surgery and an investigational drug give brain tumor patient much more than anyone expected.

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 5297, 5335, Andy Walch, brain tumor, Fred Meyer M.D., glioblastoma, Joon Uhm, Mayo Clinic


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