About Us


Shannon Traphagen

Also known as S.M. Traphagen, Shannon is the host and creator of The Game On Glio Podcast – a highly rated national and global podcast that is truly her passion and drive. Shannon created the podcast in her late husband’s memory, becoming a patient advocate, educator, and storyteller for those walking through brain cancer, grief and loss. She is also the founder of Traphagen’s Trail Ride 4 Brain Cancer which has raised over $30,000 to date for brain cancer clinical trials.

With several years experience as a radio personality, grief and loss motivational speaker, and podcast host, she also has experience in television, writing, social media and marketing. Shannon’s novel FINDING MORGAN: A LEFAY TRILOGY has received 5-star reviews, along with her highly rated blog Grace. Guidance. Gratitude. When Shannon is not hosting The Game On Glio Podcast, she does public speaking engagements, runs her fundraiser Traphagen’s Trail Ride 4 Brain Cancer, handles marketing projects for global clients, is a guest for book club Q&A’s, and is currently finishing writing Book 2 in the LEFAY TRILOGY. To learn more about her writing work, visit her website smtraphagen.com

If you’d like to inquire about marketing services or podcast sponsorships, contact her at writelifemediamarketing@gmail.com, gameongliopodcast@gmail.com or via Instagram.

Kevin T. Minorczyk

Kevin is a highly experienced media producer in Buffalo, NY. Working primarily in radio, podcast, and television production, his experience extends to print and web advertising, with specialties in editing and visual effects. He works with WKBW channel 7 news & The Game On Glio Podcast, and is also involved in the 48 Film Project-Buffalo, each year, churning out quality film projects within 48 hours!

Season 3 Premier Sponsors

Gamma Tile/GT Medical Technologies

Driven to overcome the limitations of current treatments for brain tumors and improve the standard of care, a team of brain tumor specialists joined forces and formed GT Medical Technologies with the purpose of improving the lives of patients with brain tumors. Its GammaTile Therapy received FDA 510(k) regulatory clearance for the treatment of all types of recurrent brain tumors and newly diagnosed malignant tumors. 3D, resorbable collagen tiles, embedded with radiation sources, are implanted during the last five minutes of brain tumor resection procedures, providing an immediate, dose-intense treatment to eliminate residual tumor cells. This “one and done” procedure allows patients to receive their course of radiation while going about their daily lives, requiring no additional trips to the hospital or clinic for radiation therapy. GammaTile is available in top brain tumor centers and hospitals across the United States, including Lenox Hill Hospital, Buffalo General Hospital, Johns Hopkins, Miami NeuroScience Institute, the University of Kansas Health System, and many more. For more information or to find a GammaTile center near you, visit https://www.gtmedtech.com/ and follow @GammaTile on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Imvax Inc.

Imvax is a clinical-stage biotechnology company with a unique platform technology, Goldspire™, focused on delivering personalized, whole tumor-derived immunotherapies across a range of solid tumors. Imvax’s most advanced program, IGV-001, is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2b clinical trial in newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients (NCT04485949). Imvax’s portfolio also includes several other programs designed to stimulate a patient’s immune system against the entire antigen signature of their tumor. Imvax is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. For additional information, please visit www.imvax.com and follow @imvax_inc on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Season 3 Episode Sponsors

Mimivax LLC

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Formed in 2012, Mimivax LLC is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that develops immunotherapeutic vaccines and therapies for treatment of cancers such as glioblastoma. Learn more about their clinical trial SurVaxM (currently recruiting patients) through Roswell Park Cancer Center, and other hospitals across the nation. Learn more at mimivax.com


Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY

Highmark Western New York logoCare that fits your life! Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York has built a legacy around empowering our communities and helping you be your very best you. They offer health plans that provide reliable coverage to Western New Yorkers and by supporting the organizations and individuals who work hard every day to keep our communities healthy. Learn more at https://www.bcbswny.com/


UB Neurosurgery (UBNS)

The physicians of University at Buffalo Neurosurgery are passionately committed to patient care, education, and clinical research. As a multifaceted neurosurgical practice, they continually deliver excellence and exceed standards in all areas of neurosurgery. UBNS follows a team approach to diagnosing and treating complex disorders of the brain and spine. Accordingly, patients treated at our institution derive the unique benefit of having multiple highly-regarded physicians and other clinical experts involved in their care. Learn more at ubns.com