Webinar: Adult Brain Tumors: From Diagnosis to Recovery

A webinar on adult brain tumors. In this webinar, Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon Ian Parney, M.D., Ph.D, and neurologist Alyx Porter, M.D., discuss the diagnosis, management, treatment and recovery associated with adult brain tumors. Topics include management and treatment options, such as surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and clinical trials, as well as recovery and quality of life.  A question and answer session will followed the presentation.

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@volkert

How do we test and apply for the 1 CEU ??

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Dear pvolkert – Unfortunately we are not offering CEU credits with these webinars. thank you!

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@pattib

Thanks-where can we see this over again?

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Dear Patti B – The can be viewed again here on this landing page and it will be uploaded to YouTube as well.

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@hop3form0m

what are your thoughts on tocagen for gbm?

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It sounds as though this company in San Diego has clinical trials available for patients with high grade glioma. There are several academic centers participating in those trials. It may be worthwhile to check their website to see if a center near you is participating.

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@hop3form0m

is having one mutation in pten ( exon 8) a bad indicator for gbm I read having one mutation is a precancer sign?

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Not necessarily. The whole genetic profile must be taken into consideration.

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@hop3form0m

I am idh1 and 2 wild type egfr positive methylated and pten ( one mutation exon 8) top 01 and top2a positive I am in the process of finishing the stupp protocol ( 4th week) and I am considering using the optune hat is this a good choice i am 75 years old ( 90 % resected left frontal parietal gbm) or is there another clinical trial which would be more effective?

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Optune is only covered by insurance companies at this point for recurrent disease. Clinical trials are available for use upfront, but you would have had to enroll prior to initiation of your treatment with Stupp.

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@joturner3

I had just asked a question re.: my husband having a possible ependymoma in the ventricle. Thankyou for your answer. Since it has been there 26 years and has only grown a little, why do anything with it especially since he is 68 yrs. old now. He has had a lot of falls over the years from seizures and poor balance. He has aphasia and some confusion and some dementia. He also has hemosiderin in the brain and encephalomacia. He seems a little worse since his brain biopsy in Jan. 2015. Why put him through anything now?

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Getting a second opinion from a major academic medical center like Mayo, can never hurt, since there was conflict regarding the pathology and the treating physician’s thoughts. If it is determined that your husband is asymptomatic for his disease, there is no need to intervene. If however, the disease were to progress or he should develop symptoms, intervention would be imperative.

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@joturner3

I had just asked a question re.: my husband having a possible ependymoma in the ventricle. Thankyou for your answer. Since it has been there 26 years and has only grown a little, why do anything with it especially since he is 68 yrs. old now. He has had a lot of falls over the years from seizures and poor balance. He has aphasia and some confusion and some dementia. He also has hemosiderin in the brain and encephalomacia. He seems a little worse since his brain biopsy in Jan. 2015. Why put him through anything now?

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Thanks very much!

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