Ep. 1: “Glioblastoma Changed Our Lives–With Guest Dr. John Boockvar.” 

            Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most aggressive form of brain cancer and affects less than 15,000 Americans each year – my husband was one of them.

In this episode of The Game On Glio, guest Dr. John Boockvar explains why this cancer, and other forms of brain cancer, are so hard to treat. He also discusses current surgeries and treatments out there for Glioblastoma, how he decompresses doing the work he does and the hopes for treating GBM and other forms of brain cancer in the future.

To learn more, listen to the Episode 1 podcast of The Game On Glio about how Glioblastoma Changed Our Lives.


About Dr. Boockvar:

Dr. Boockvar is Vice-Chair Department of Neurosurgery & Director Brain Tumor and Pituitary/Neuroendocrine Center at Lenox Hill Hospital/Northwell Health in New York City. He is also an investigator for Laboratory for Brain Tumor Biology at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. He is internationally known for his surgical expertise and for providing patients with safe, effective and minimally invasive treatment for brain tumors, skull base disorders and disorders of the spine.

Dr. Boockvar has been recognized for his novel research in brain tumors and stem cell biology. He has also been included on the lists of New York Magazine’s Top Docs, Best Doctors in New York-Castle Connolly, New York Super Doctors (2020), America’s Top Surgeons, America’s Best Doctors and America’s Best Doctors for Cancer. His research has been widely published. Additionally, he has received numerous national awards including the Eric Lichtenstein Humanitarian Award from Voices Against Brain Cancer for his compassionate work in treating patients with brain cancer.

Dr. Boockvar received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.D. from SUNY Brooklyn-Downstate Medical Center. He then completed his surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and his NIH-supported post-doctoral research training in Neuro-oncology at the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center.

He is currently featured as one of four doctors in the 2020 hit docuseries “Lenox Hill”  Season 1 on Netflix.

Resources from Ep. 1:

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For more information, resources and support, listen to Episode 2 about the rarity and hope tied into facing Glioblastoma with guest DJ Stewart.


Hosted by Shannon Traphagen 

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