LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) Carrie Davis, the chief communications officer for Live Nation Entertainment, recently added her voice to a report regarding a rare type of brain tumor called glioblastoma that took the lives of her grandmother and father.
Carrie and her sister Hadley Davis Rierson contributed to a story for Refinery29.com that focuses on the rare, hereditary brain tumors that grow in the glial tissues of the brain.
“We thought that lightning struck once, because it is so rare,” Davis told the webzine, recalling the death of her grandmother in the ’80s. “There was no reason to think that it would happen again in our family.”
However, in 2013, her father was diagnosed with glioblastoma and died a year later at 70. “We thought, this can’t be a coincidence,” she said.
A year later, a study determined there was a genetic link associated with this type of glioma.
“Hadley and I, being the people we are, we don’t generally take no for an answer,” Davis said. “We had a very strong hunch that this had to be related.”
The sisters reached out to the author of the study, who confirmed their suspicions.
“On the other hand, it was also terrifying to have this information,” Hadley Davis Rierson, a screenwriter in Los Angeles, said.
The article by Cory Stieg delves into the efforts and concerns of those who are associated with these types of hereditary diseases and can be read here.