To those who have not been personally touched by brain cancer, the word glioblastoma may carry little meaning. For some, like Kathleen Rhodes, this word means everything. Glioblastoma has changed her life and threatened to take it twice. For 20 years, Kathleen has fought this rare disease. “They told me I had six to nine months,” she recalls of the conversation she had with doctors when she was first diagnosed with an aggressive and highly malignant brain tumor in 1993.