Season 4 Ep. 1: “We Are What We Grow Beyond” Guests, Rohan Ramakrishna and Vikram Bhaskaran

SEASON 4 Ep 1: “We are what we grow beyond” Guests, Rohan Ramakrishna & Vikram Bhaskaran


            When we think of healthcare resources and instant help, we often think of tele-health and apps these days. Thanks to the COVID pandemic, tele-health boomed in a way we hadn’t seen before.

But what grew even more out of our need for virtual assistance were apps designed to offer immediate answers to tough questions (outside of the rabbit hole of Google and WebMD) and accessibility to doctors we hadn’t had in the past. More so, healthcare apps provide real time resources, dedicated expert answers, and availability to find things all in one place.

That’s where Roon comes in.

Rohan Ramakrishna, MD, is a brain tumor neurosurgeon at Weill Cornell. He’s dedicated his career to helping families navigate brain tumors, and achieve better outcomes. He is a co-founder of the Roon app.

Vikram Bhaskaran is the CEO and cofounder of Roon. He has a deep background in consumer technology having been a senior executive at Pinterest.

Together they joined forces to create the best place on the web for people navigating health and disease.

In this episode, to kick off brain cancer awareness month, we talk to these two amazing individuals about why they created Roon. What’s behind the name. And, why they started with a focus on Glioblastoma.

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Resources from SEASON 4 Ep. 1:


Tech Crunch: Roon wants to educate patients with freshly sourced info on their conditions

Forbes, Digital- The Science Of Gratitude: How Thankfulness Impacts Our Brains And Business,

Positive Psychology- The Neuroscience of Gratitude and Effects on the Brain,

NIH (National Library of Medicine)- The role of patient and physician advocacy in reducing wait times for cancer care,

Boehringer Ingelheim- Why is patient advocacy important in cancer?

Neuroscience News- Novel mRNA Vaccine Shows Promise Against Deadly Brain Cancer

Clinical Trials:

CURRENTLY RECRUITING! Imvax Inc. IGV-001- Phase 2b Clinical Trial Combination Immunotherapy in Newly Diagnosed Patients With Glioblastoma,

CURRENTLY RECRUITING! Multiple sites across the US- Post-Surgical Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT) Versus GammaTile-ROADS (Radiation One and Done Study)

CURRENTLY RECRUITING! Lenox Hill/Northwell Health- Tissue autograft to bypass the blood brain barrier (BBB) in human glioblastoma multiforme,

CURRENTLY RECRUITING! BSW Health- Treatment of Recurrent GBM With APG-157 Via Expanded Access,

CURRENTLY RECRUITING! UF Health – RNA-lipid Particle (RNA-LP) Vaccines for Newly Diagnosed Pediatric High-Grade Gliomas (pHGG) and Adult Glioblastoma

CURRENTLY RECRUITING! UCSF and Ivy Brain Tumor Center- Phase 2 trial of Sonodynamic Therapy Using SONALA for DIPG


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