The Game On Glio Podcast

The Game On Glio Podcast

A storytelling podcast that provides inspiration, hope, education, & real conversations around grief & loss, & the difficult journeys with brain cancers such as glioblastoma. Host--Shannon (S.M.) Traphagen **Disclaimer-this podcast is not a medical podcast. It is designed to offer guidance and information, tell stories, offer hope, and advocate for those dealing with these topics. While medical experts are on the show, questions regarding your medical care should be directed to your primary care doctor or contact the resources on the website to obtain further information.

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March 31, 2022 64 min

      It's hard to imagine that children can get the same cancers adults get. It's hard to imagine children get cancer at all. The unfortunate truth is, children do get brain cancer; between 200-500 children are diagnosed each year in the U.S. So, what is being done to help these beautiful little beings? A lot! Dr. Lindsey Hoffman, with Phoenix Children's Hospital, and Dr. Adam Green with Children's Hospital Colorad...

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Full Episode Release on 3/31/22

 

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Author Kristine Carlson is truly living her motto, "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff." After the death of her famous husband Dr. Richard Carlson, co-author of the series Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, Kristine plunged into finding a way to walk through grief. In doing so, she broke open her heart, allowing the grief to work it's way through and eventually releasing her to a higher purpose and a fuller life.

In this vi...

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February 21, 2022 2 min

Full Episode Release on 2/24/2022

 

Watch the video version of this episode on Youtube Channel, The Game on Glio Podcast!

 

Visit TheGameOnGlioPodcast.com for more information about Kristine Carlson and other past guests

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It's not every day you get a chance to speak to a neurologist who has some sliver of an idea of what we as caregivers/patients walk through.

Indiana Jones once said, "If You Want To Be A Good Archeologist, You Gotta Get Out Of The Library!”

My guest Dr. Sanai shares a similar view! A rare and unique experience led him down the path of neuro-oncology and ultimately to heading up the Ivy Brain Tumor Center. 

Hear his story...

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January 24, 2022 2 min

Dr. Sanai is the Chief of Neurosurgical Oncology, and the Director of the Ivy Brain Tumor Center which offers Phase 0 trials for those in the fight against brain cancer. Find more about Dr. Sanai's work at:

IvyBrainTumorCenter.org

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The full episode will be available anywhere you find podcasts on January 27th 2022.

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We all want to believe in magic this time of year; hope, inspiration, the possibility that something good can happen. In this episode, we get all that and more as guest Greg Link shares his GBM journey and why we should never give up! With a New Year upon us, this episode will infuse you with hope, love, and strength.

Visit TheGameOnGlioPodcast.com where you can read a People Magazine article about Greg, and find more information.

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December 27, 2021 1 min

Episode 9 of The Game On Glio Podcast will feature CEO of Brandlink Communications Greg Link.

Greg is a 7-year survivor of brain cancer. Listen to the full episode on 12/30/21

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Being diagnosed with brain cancer is scary. It's overwhelming. It's diving into a future of unknowns. However, there are many in the scientific and neuroscience community that are working to help patients beat the odds, and to break that "blood brain barrier" for treatment success. One of those in our communities is GT Medical Technologies (GT Med Tech). President and CEO, Matthew Likens talks about the game changin...

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Listen to the full episode on 11/25/21

 

Please visit TheGameOnGlioPodcast.com for more information

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As someone who loves the Marvel movies, hated the character Thanos--like most I assume, and rooted for the good guys to triumph, it never occurred to me the meaning behind Thanos; who he was, what he represented. It makes sense that since he’s obsessed with Death (the literal embodiment of death, not just the concept) he calls himself Thanos, since it evokes the words Thanatology, the study of death. Why do I bring this up? Because...

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Full episode released on 10/28/2021

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We all know the difficult trials that come with being diagnosed with brain cancer. But imagine starting the journey with one parent battling the same disease and the other passing away suddenly....

After 13 years living with brain cancer, Jenny Williams is a beacon of hope for others and has a brave message she shares with all who will listen.

 

*background music courtesy of Jameson Nathan Jones, and Pete James Johnson.*

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Find more information at our website:

TheGameOnGlioPodcast.com

 

For more information on Jenny Williams and Head For The Cure please visit:

HeadForTheCure.org

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Matt Anthony is Head For The Cure Founder and Board President. His journey with the foundation started when his brother Chris was diagnosed with GBM 19 years ago. Upon his passing, he and Matt made a promise to each other--"To keep the fight going." Matt kept that promise and then some.

 

For more information please visit: TheGameOnGlioPodcast.com

HeadForTheCure.org

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Find more information at our website: TheGameOnGlioPodcast.com

 

For more information on Matt Anthony and Head For The Cure please visit:

HeadForTheCure.org

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Our guest this month, Katie Schwartzmeyer-Stearns, shares her amazing story and love with her late husband Jesse, who passed away from GBM  at the age of 42. Remarried, she tells of the extraordinary miracle, with the support of her husband John, that keeps Jesse's memory alive today.

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In Episode 4 of Game On Glio podcast our host Shannon Traphagen interviews caregiver Katie SchwartzMeyer Sterns.

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An early clinical trial found that a spherical nucleic acid drug developed at Northwestern kills tumor cells in people with the fatal brain cancer glioblastoma. This is the first time a nanotherapeutic has been shown to cross the blood-brain barrier and cause cell death. Lead investigator Priya Kumthekar, MD, explains the results of the study, what's next, and why clinical trials are so vital in finding ways to combat brain can...

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Patient and GBM thriver DJ Stewart shares his motto on having GBM, his recent achievement, and future hopes.

 

For resource articles and other information please visit: TheGameOnGlioPodcast.com BrainsForTheCure.org

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