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End Brain Cancer: Making Life-Saving Connections

End Brain Cancer: Making Life-Saving Connections

(Article posted in Cure Magazine on 8/17/16) Dellann Elliott Mydland wants to take the politics out of brain cancer research, and for a good reason: to produce more survivors of the disease. For nearly a decade and a half, Mydland, the founder and president of End Brain Cancer, has been working to connect patients, researchers […]

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Teen Who Didn’t Want Chemo….My Thoughts As A Patient Advocate And A Mother.

I was asked to respond to the controversial issue of a Connecticut teen who was refusing treatment for her cancer and I’ve given it a lot of thought, not only as patient advocate but also as a mother. My personal belief, as discussed in the Brittany Maynard case, is that all should have access to the “Death […]

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I Might Have The MOST Rewarding Job Ever!

Last Friday night, this thought was once again confirmed. The Chris Elliott Fund held its “2ndAnnual Patient, Caregiver & Partner Community Open House”.  Our Brain Tumor Patient Support Services & Call Center is open to the public all year long but we desire to make sure that the patients, their families, our community and our […]

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Death With Dignity?

Dellann just completed a compelling interview with Laura Martin from the award winning British documentary company Love Productions. They are putting together a documentary on “Death With Dignity”. As we all know, this is a very controversial law, accessible in only 3 states so far. Dellann’s viewpoint on this matter? “I personally believe all humans […]

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1st Annual Brains Matter Patient and Caregiver Education and Awareness Day

September 21st, 2012 at Gilda’s Club, Seattle, WA 8-5pm (Social Hour from 5-6pm) We’ve been hard at work getting our Guest Speakers and all the details arranged for our 1st Annual Brains Matter Patient & Caregiver Education and Awareness Day on September 21st. We are so excited to be able to bring this opportunity to […]

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Caring for the Caregiver

Here’s a new blog from one of our guest bloggers, Stacie Beam-Bruce.  Stacie is the Chris Elliott Fund Integrative Care Specialist and assists in running our Integrative Patient Support Group at The Ben & Catherine Ivy Center.  Stacie’s blog is below, and thank you Stacie for taking the time to be our guest blogger for today: […]