Neuro-Oncology Patient Stories

Frances Noonan

Frances’ Story: The Stars Align

Caterer Frances Noonan has an eye for the best. She also knows luck can change in an instant, so her initiative brought her to UH Seidman Cancer Center to participate in a novel clinical trial to treat recurrent glioblastoma multiforme.

Andy Simon flexes his muscles

Andy’s Story

Radiation and chemotherapy treatments were no match for hard-driving Andy Simon, 52, which earned him a nickname in homage to the Man of Steel.

Andy Simon five years after

Andy’s Story – Surviving Brain Cancer 5 Years Later

Three college graduations. Three family weddings. The births of two grandchildren. Andy “Superman” Simon has cherished each of these milestones since he was diagnosed five years ago with a glioblastoma multiforme.

Bill's Story

Bills Story

One morning, TV anchor and reporter Bill Castrovince opened his mouth but could not speak. UH doctors found a glioblastoma wrapped around his brain's speech center. After surgery and treatment, Bill's motor function and speech has slowly but...