The Risk 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.
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Ways you can help care for yourself or a loved one during and after ependymoma treatment. Learn More
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 Ependymoma Community Blog Series
This series of blog articles is written by members of the ependymoma community. Some are ependymoma survivors and others are caregivers. They share their advice to help others with ependymoma cope with their illness.
Taboo Cancer Topics
Ependymoma survivor, Matt, shares how to bring up taboo cancer topics with your doctor - prognosis, intimacy, embarrassing side effects, second opinions and disagreeing with the treatment plan.
Coronavirus Disease Impact and Resources
View some helpful links to important information on ways to stay up to date on the coronavirus (COVID-19) on helpful resources as well as an update on Ependymoma Awareness Day.
Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Ependymal Tumors
The European Association of Neuro-Oncology (EANO) have published guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of ependymoma tumors.