The American Brain Tumor Association offers free, hour-long monthly webinars on topics of interest to brain tumor patients, families, and health care professionals. Webinars are recorded and can be viewed later at your convenience. If you can't attend an upcoming live webinar session, please register by clicking on the link at the bottom of each webinar description to receive a link to the recorded webinar afterwards.
Please note: the webinar times listed below are in Central Time. Please check your time zone to adjust for this accordingly. In addition, when you visit any of the registration links below, you can click on "Show in My Time Zone" below the webinar's title to confirm the time for your location.
New Global Classification of Brain Tumors Improve Diagnosis and Treatment, Wednesday, October 26, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT Brain tumors have been traditionally classified by pathologists mainly based on their histologic appearance under the microscope. While this tried-and-true method is still extremely important for the identification and classification of brain tumors, in some cases, genetic testing of the tumor can more precisely classify the tumor based on important molecular markers. Recently, the World Health Organization updated its guidelines for brain tumor classification. This update included molecular features to help define and diagnosis brain tumors. Join Kenneth Aldape, MD, Professor, Department of Pathology at University of Toronto, in the next free ABTA educational webinar, where he will discuss the importance of this global change for brain tumor classification and provide information on how molecular markers have been incorporated into tumor classification. He will also present how this may help move the field forward for improved diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Aldape questions in an interactive question and answer session. Please make sure to enter a valid email when registering for this webinar to ensure you receive any additional information about the session. Following the live webinar, all registrants will receive a link to the webinar recording.
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Metastatic Brain Tumors: What Patients Need to Know, Wednesday, November 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST A metastatic brain tumor (also known as brain metastasis or secondary brain tumor) is cancer that begins elsewhere in the body and spreads to the brain. A metastatic brain tumor usually contains the same type of cancer cells found at the primary cancer site. According to the latest research, as many as one third (34%) of patients with primary lung, breast, kidney, colon and skin cancers may develop brain metastases. Join Michael Lim, MD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medicine, as he talks presents key information about the signs and symptoms of a brain metastasis and help webinar participants understand who are at highest risk. Dr. Lim will also focus on the latest, cutting-edge therapies to treat brain metastases, such as immunotherapy, neurosurgery, radiation therapy and more. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Lim questions in an interactive question and answer session. Please make sure to enter a valid email when registering for this webinar to ensure you receive any additional information about the session. Following the live webinar, all registrants will receive a link to the webinar recording.
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