Ependymoma Awareness Video

The Ependymoma Awareness Day virtual program includes educational and awareness content from CERN Advisors and Members, historical clips from previous EAD events, key issues from the ependymoma community, and concludes with a butterfly release. 

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  • Ependymoma Basics

    If you or a loved one has just been diagnosed, we are here to help you get the facts on ependymoma. Learn More

  • Support

    Ways you can help care for yourself or a loved one during and after ependymoma treatment. Learn More

  • Diagnosis

    Learn how ependymoma is diagnosed, what it looks like and what to do after being diagnosed. Learn More

  • Resources

    Find resources from other patients and caregivers and experts in the medical community. Learn More

  • Treatment

    To make the best ependymoma treatment decisions, you need to understand all of your options. Learn More

  • Get Involved

    Ways you can help us expand our understanding of ependymoma, raise additional funding, or create more awareness of ependymoma. Learn More

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CERN Headlines

CERN Foundation Releases Ependymoma Community Blog Series

CERN Foundation Releases Ependymoma Community Blog Series

Featuring a collection of articles written by members of the ependymoma community. Some authors are ependymoma survivors and others are care partners. They share their advice to help others with ependymoma cope with their illness.

  • Jul21

    Intimacy and a Brain or Spinal Cord Tumor Diagnosis
    A rare disease diagnosis is isolating and impacts so many areas of life including the taboo subject of self-image and sexuality. After all, there may be no other factor as important in the ‘quality of life’ discussion as intimacy.

  • May27

    2022 Ependymoma Awareness Day Outreach Report
    In a groundswell of international support, patients, care partners, medical professionals and advocates participated in a variety of events marking May 10, 2022 as Ependymoma Awareness Day.

  • Feb18

    Saying Goodbye to the Patient Who Inspired the CERN Foundation
    While it was never his intention or desire, Dallas Mathile’s diagnosis with an anaplastic ependymoma in 2002 would spark the creation of a unique research and advocacy organization that today serves as a collective voice, a safe and caring place, and an innovator, all for the ependymoma community.

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