Basil Figliano, an electrician from Bridgewater, New Jersey, had perfect vision his entire life. In fact, he went for his first ophthalmologist appointment at the age of 56. Over the next few months, Basil felt his vision getting drastically worse.
For most people, occasional ringing or popping in the ear isn’t cause for concern. When it becomes persistent, however, Laura Castro Angarita of South Plainfield, New Jersey will tell you that’s a different story.
Ray Aponte braved the harrowing experiences of war. Yet, he was never more terrified than when he learned he had a malignant brain tumor – one that, if he survived, would threaten his ability to talk or move for the rest of his life. See how Ray’s awake brain surgery and personalized targeted drug treatments are enabling him to live his life to the fullest.
While there is no cure for gliomas – and they are challenging to manage because they grow within the brain and inevitably reoccur – there are very effective treatments.
At the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center, two clinical trials to evaluate the potential role of immunotherapy – specifically immune checkpoint inhibitors – in patients with glioblastoma are currently underway.
At the Glasser Brain Tumor Center, our multidisciplinary team – including our social work navigator – work closely with patients and their families, providing appointment scheduling, referrals and other support as well as the counseling that enables emotional and mental wellbeing.
Removing gliomas as safely and completely as possible requires years of experience and a deep understanding of the brain’s three-dimensional anatomy and functional relationships. Today, this expertise is supported by technological advances that enable more precise, less-invasive tumor removal.
The Center for Hope Foundation and the Overlook Foundation provide patients, families and supporters with a way to make a difference in the lives of those impacted by brain tumors.
Chemotherapy … with all of its wondrous outcomes … can cause many side effects. What’s the best way to combat them? A combination of medical and holistic approaches can be very effective in relieving nausea, constipation, fatigue and low blood cell counts.