Midday Sunday: Raising awareness for glioblastoma

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Glioblastoma is a type of brain tumor that typically is diagnosed in about 20,000 - 30,000 individuals every year. There is no known cause, no early detection, and there's no way to prevent it. The survival rate five years after diagnosis is about 5% which makes Glioblastoma one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer.

Glioblastoma was responsible for the death of Sean Whitesell, the husband of Good Day LA anchor Maria Quiban.  

The Midday Sunday program is a 30-minute show, split into three segments. The first segment is above this article.  
 
Here's the second segment below:
 
 
And the third segment below:
 

 
 
You can also watch all 3 videos here: PART 1, PART 2, PART 3

Visiting today along with Maria is Tim Cloughesy, M.D., Sean's physician and the director of the UCLA Neuro-Oncology Program.  Maria and Dr. Cloughesy talk about how to recognize symptoms and how to find appropriate medical care, as well as support for the patient's family.

Glioblastoma was a factor in the deaths of Broadway singer Ethel Merman; Robert Moog, the inventor of the modern musical synthesizer; Senator Ted Kennedy and Beau Biden, the son of United States Vice-President Joe Biden.

-Information about Dr. Cloughesy can be found here.

Anyone interested in making a donation to the UCLA Cancer Research Program in Sean Whitesell's name can do so here.

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