UC Brain Tumor Center

Jim’s Story: Pituitary Tumor

Jim’s Story: Pituitary Tumor

One turn of events led to another, and so it was that Jim, and not his wife, took Jim’s 87-year-old father to his appointment with the dermatologist for the first time. And so it was that the dermatologist was not Jim’s father’s regular dermatologist, but Dr. Charlie Becknell, of Lexington, Ky., who was taking his…
Read More

Posted in Hope Stories | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Bob’s Story: Glioblastoma

Bob’s Story: Glioblastoma

Bob’s story blends coincidence with collaboration and hope. The coincidence involves the 62-year-old West Chester man’s best buddy, “Jake,” a 165-pound Newfoundland and therapy dog that Bob trained for duty. The collaboration involves Bob’s multidisciplinary team of physicians at the Brain Tumor Center and the UC Cancer Institute. And the hope comes in the form…
Read More

Posted in Hope Stories | Also tagged , , , | Comments closed

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…
Read More

Posted in Press Releases | Also tagged , , , | Comments closed

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…
Read More

Posted in UCNI Weekly Blog | Also tagged , | Comments closed

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…
Read More

Posted in UCNI Weekly Blog | Also tagged | Comments closed
  • Print This Page
  • Make an Appointment: Schedule Now
  • UCNI Weekly Blog
  • Hope Stories

    • Sandra’s Story Glioma

      Sandra's Story Glioma Sandra (Sandy) is a smiling, breathing reminder that hope exists for patients with even the most challenging type of brain tumors. Nine years ago, when Sandy was first told that she had six months to live, she stared back blankly...
    • Dr. Mike’s Story: Glioblastoma

      Dr. Mike's Story: Glioblastoma Sixteen months after receiving a diagnosis of brain cancer, Dr. Michael Wood continues to attack his disease with wellness. In addition to surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and strong family support, the 61-year-old Cincinnati otolaryngologist has worked hard to provide his own...
    • John’s Story: Glioblastoma

      John's Story: Glioblastoma John, a retired painter and carpenter, is a tall, solidly built man with a strong inclination toward getting things done. A former Vista volunteer who was equally comfortable running a food co-op in an underserved neighborhood or standing near the...
    • Blake’s Story: Medulloblastoma

      Blake's Story: Medulloblastoma Blake knew he was in the right hands the moment he saw the surgeon’s wrists. Dr. John M. Tew, Blake’s neurosurgeon, was wearing one of Lance Armstrong’s yellow LiveStrong cancer bracelets. So was Blake. Dr. Tew, who was also sporting...
    • Kim’s Story: Brain Metastasis

      Kim's Story: Brain Metastasis In a poem she wrote for her creative writing class, Stephanie remembered it as the time when “cancer was fighting back just as hard as my mom was fighting it off.” Stephanie’s mother, Kim, was in her third battle with cancer. Kim...
    • Joe’s Story: Oligodendroglioma

      Joe's Story: Oligodendroglioma Joe calls it a miracle and a gift from “a higher power.” Others might call it a fortuitous turn of fate. Either way, Joe’s experience embodies a reversal of fortune that is both wonderful and startling. Once a man with...
    • Doc’s Story: Metastatic Brain Tumors

      Doc’s Story: Metastatic Brain Tumors First there were headaches. Bad ones. Migraines, probably. Then, one day in mid-May, 2010, his knee, foot and arm went numb on his left side. Darrell “Doc” Rodgers, the 700WLW radio personality, feared he was having a stroke. In the emergency...
    • Kevin’s Story: Acoustic Neuroma

      Kevin's Story: Acoustic Neuroma Kevin was in his mid-40s when he began to notice that he wasn’t hearing quite as well as in the past. But the change was gradual, so he didn’t worry about it. A few years went by, and the hearing...
    • Lynne’s Story: Brain Metastasis

      Lynne's Story: Brain Metastasis Semiretired and working part-time at a restaurant, Lynne knew something was amiss when she looked at the cash register and then struggled to make her hands produce the correct amount of change. Could she have suffered a stroke? Lynne pushed the...
    • Jim’s Story: Pituitary Tumor

      Jim's Story: Pituitary Tumor One turn of events led to another, and so it was that Jim, and not his wife, took Jim’s 87-year-old father to his appointment with the dermatologist for the first time. And so it was that the dermatologist was not...
    • Jerry’s Story: Spinal Tumor

      Jerry's Story: Spinal Tumor On an ordinary day in February 2009, John M. Tew, MD, got one of the true surprises of his career. He was seeing patients in his Mayfield Clinic office on the University of Cincinnati medical campus when an unexpected guest...
    • Brian’s Story: Meningioma

      Brian's Story: Meningioma “Carefree” is the word Brian uses to describe his life back then. He was 39 years old, happily married and the father of three children under the age of 5. “Life was busy, but that felt normal,” he says, reflecting. “The only...
    • Bob’s Story: Glioblastoma

      Bob's Story: Glioblastoma Bob’s story blends coincidence with collaboration and hope. The coincidence involves the 62-year-old West Chester man’s best buddy, “Jake,” a 165-pound...