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Jim’s Story: Acromegaly / Pituitary Tumor

Jim’s Story: Acromegaly / Pituitary Tumor

Four years later, Jim’s story just keeps getting better. Because four years after being treated for a pituitary tumor at the UC Brain Tumor Center, Jim continues to feel better and better. The size of his head has gone down. It would no longer fill, as one of his children once observed, a 5-gallon bucket….
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Brain Tumor Center Tests Thousands of Compounds in Search of New Glioblastoma Treatment

Brain Tumor Center Tests Thousands of Compounds in Search of New Glioblastoma Treatment

Media contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu The laboratory of James Driscoll, MD, PhD, at the UC Brain Tumor Center is throwing almost everything but the kitchen sink at an aggressive type of brain tumor that has proved stubbornly resistant to conventional forms of treatment. In a novel, investigator-initiated study, Dr. Driscoll and his team…
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For Patients with Brain Tumors, Katarina’s Care Bags Add a Touch of Healing

For Patients with Brain Tumors, Katarina’s Care Bags Add a Touch of Healing

Katarina Warnick was in high school when she realized that she wanted to do something to help the patients her father treated at the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, one of four institutes at the UC College of Medicine and UC Health. “It started a long time ago as an…
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Tumor Center Leaders to Appear This Week on Fox 19, 700WLW

Tumor Center Leaders to Appear This Week on Fox 19, 700WLW

Tune in to Fox 19 Morning News at 7:50 a.m Thursday, Sept. 29, to watch Kathy Beechem, Chair of the UC Brain Tumor Center’s Community Advisory Board, discuss the upcoming Midwest Regional Brain Tumor Conference, the Walk Ahead 5k and her new book, So Far So Good: A Memoir of a Brain Tumor Patient and…
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