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.
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Understanding Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) and New Treatment Approaches - Thursday, August 20 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT: Dr. Mark Kieran, director of pediatric medical neuro-oncology at Dana Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorder Center will discuss the current state of our understanding of DIPG and the effect that this has on the diagnosis and treatment of these tumors. Dramatic changes have occurred over the last 5 years that have led to a better understanding of the mutations that drive these tumors. From these analyses, we have discovered that DIPG is not a single disease, but at least three subtypes, each of which may require a different treatment. Some mutations are unique to DIPG, while others are shared with other pediatric malignant gliomas from other locations in the brain. Parents need to understand how our approach to DIPG is changing and what they can do now and in the future. This webinar includes an online Q&A session with Dr. Kieran. The webinar will also be recorded and the link will be sent to all registrants after the live session. Please make sure to enter a valid email address when registering to ensure you receive the link to view the webinar.
To register for the free Understanding Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) and New Treatment Approaches webinar click here.
Please check back here on our Upcoming Webinars page for updates and more information on upcoming webinars in 2015. To view any of our past webinars, which feature a variety of brain tumor related topics, visit our Anytime Learning webpage. You can also click here to register to receive periodic updates and communications via email from ABTA, and be first to hear about our upcoming webinars as well as other programs we offer.