Our mission: to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of brain tumor patients and their families

The LiveNOW Lab was established in 2017 by Dr. Ashlee Loughan in order to advance research focused on neuro-oncology wellness. Individuals with brain tumor are under-represented in quality-of-life research, and our lab is dedicated to learning more about the psychological, social, and practical needs of this unique population. Specifically, we aim to identify (and improve) areas of functioning that have been negatively impacted by the presence of a brain tumor in both patients and their loved ones. The research conducted in the LiveNOW Lab involves applied science, with the ultimate goal of directly improving the lives of those in brain cancer communities.

The LiveNOW Lab is housed in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology - Division of Neuro-oncology. Lab members include postdoctoral fellows, doctoral students, medical students, undergraduate students, and research support staff. Funding for the LiveNOW Lab’s research comes from the VCU School of Medicine, the Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center, the American Cancer Society, and generous donations from our neuro-oncology patients and their loved ones.   

We hope you find this website useful and informative. If you have comments/questions or are interested in collaborating with us, we would love to hear from you. Please send us an email at liveNOW@vcu.edu.


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