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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Connecting you with neuro-oncologists who specialize in treating ependymoma.
Where to Start
If you or a loved one has just been diagnosed, we are here to help you get the facts on ependymoma. Learn More
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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 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.
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.
Congratulations to Kendra Maass, the 2022 CERN and Robert Connor Dawes Scientific Fellowship Recipient
Kendra Maass, from the Hopp Children's Tumor Center Heidelberg (KiTZ) and German Cancer Research Center (DFKZ), is the recipient of the 2022 CERN and Robert Connor Dawes Scientific Fellowship awarded by the National Brain Tumor Society. Research efforts will focus on unraveling the mechanistic dependencies of ependymoma tumor cells on extracellular vesicle pathways.
Managing a Rare Disease During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Hearing the phrase, “you have cancer” is terrifying. Learning that you have a rare type of cancer makes it even more daunting. Doing those things while a global pandemic is occurring complicates it all, which only adds to the pressure of the moment.