Former Marine Battles Brain Cancer with Life-Saving Tumor Treatment

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.

Zeroing in on Druggable Targets for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer to metastasize to the brain. Thankfully, targeted therapies are driving major advances in treatment and improving life expectancy from a number of months to a number of years. Oncologist and director of the Breast Cancer Treatment and Prevention Program at Overlook Medical Center Bonni Lee Guerin, MD, shares the latest.

“I Feel Like a Miracle”

With a chronic stiff neck, sporadic numbness in her arms and anxiety about what was really at play, Suzan Kip of Summit, New Jersey knew she needed medical attention. What she didn’t know was that her neck, or cervical spine, was so severely damaged that she was actually at risk of becoming a quadriplegic.

From Quadriplegic to ‘Miraculous’ Recovery: How Advanced Spine Surgery Saved One Man from Permanent Paralysis

By all measures, Johnny Barbone, 69, of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey should have been permanently paralyzed after he slipped on black ice and endured a traumatic spinal cord injury. Instead, today he’s walking, using his arms and hands, and well on the road to recovery.

HOPE Is Everything

When the 61-year-old was diagnosed with a glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor, she saw only one path forward: hope that she’d be one of the 1% of glioblastoma patients who’d survive 10 years.

Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center Introduce Noninvasive Treatment for Brain Tumor Patients

The Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center has added a new and innovative form of therapy to their treatment arsenal in the battle against glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Affecting nearly 10,000 Americans annually, GBM is the one of the most aggressive and difficult-to-control forms of primary brain tumors in the United States.

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