Being a front-line worker at the start of the Coronavirus pandemic is hard enough, what happens when you go from front-line work to patient?
That’s exactly what happened to 29 year-old nurse Ian Youngblood. In the heart of a Coronavirus outbreak and away from his home in Arizona, Ian found himself on the other side of the “bed” after suffering from coordination issues, memory issues, and throwing up that quickly landed him in a NYC ER.
Brain surgery in New York and a trip back home led Ian to a diagnosis of grade 3 Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma–brain cancer.
Three years into his journey and Ian sits down with us to discuss the significance of that day. Ian also reflects on how it has changed his perspective on life and his philosophy on being in the present moment.
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Resources from SEASON 2 Ep. 3:
NIH. Zing, J., Li, X. et al.- Oncolytic Viro-Immunotherapy-An Emerging Option for Treatment in Gliomas,
Cision, PR Newswire: Gamma Tile Therapy,
ACTIVE, Not Currently Recruiting. (This is trial Harry Lorusso did.) Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at John Hopkins: GMCI, Nivolumab, and Radiation in Treating Newly Diagnosed High-Grade Gliomas,
CURRENTLY RECRUITING! National Cancer Institute- Testing the Addition of Immune Therapy Drugs,
CURRENTLY RECRUITING! Barrow Neurological Institute- SONODYNAMIC THERAPY IN RECURRENT HIGH-GRADE GLIOMA,
CURRENTLY RECRUITING! Hillman Cancer Center- Olaparib in Treating Patients With Advanced Glioma, Cholangiocarcinoma, or Solid Tumors With IDH1 or IDH2 Mutations,
CURRENTLY RECRUITING! Roswell Cancer Center- SurVaxM Vaccine-Brain Cancer Immunotherapy
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