This project intends to answer the one question that plagues most all patients: Why did this happen to me? CERN is expanding the work of our successful Ependymoma Outcomes Surveys to improve our understanding of risk factors associated with the occurrence of ependymoma. Sign up today!
Connecting you with other ependymoma patients and caregivers.
Connecting you with neuro-oncologists who specialize in treating ependymoma.
Where to Start
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Learn how ependymoma is diagnosed, what it looks like and what to do after being diagnosed. Learn More
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CERN Foundation Releases People of CERN Series
This series of short films, produced by the CERN Foundation, aims to humanize the experience of ependymoma by sharing real people's stories and ultimately raising awareness about this rare form of brain and spinal cancer.
2019 CERN Calendar
To celebrate the heroic efforts from members of our community and to spread awareness about ependymoma, the CERN Foundation created a 2019 calendar featuring inspiration stories, disease information, and CERN programs to inspire, influence and impact others.
Case-based Review: Ependymomas in Adults
View a case-based review of a 46-year-old woman with a spinal cord ependymoma. Top neuro-oncologists discuss the current classification and treatment for ependymoma.
Radiation Therapy for Young Children with Ependymoma
Santhosh Upadhyaya, MD, Neuro-oncologist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital discusses radiation therapy for young children under the age of 3 who have ependymoma.