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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!


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    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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  • Diagnosis

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

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CERN Headlines

CERN Foundation Releases Ependymoma Community Blog Series

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.

  • Jul24

    Metabolic Regulation of the Epigenome Drives Lethal Infantile Ependymoma
    Ependymomas are glial tumors that occur throughout the central nervous system. Of the nine distinct molecular types of ependymoma, posterior fossa A (PFA) ependymomas, found in the hindbrain of infants and young children, are the most prevalent type. In this publication, the investigators have identified a metabolic-epigenomic link in PFA ependymomas that informs the phenotype of PFA ependymoma and possible development of novel therapeutic strategies for these lethal cancers.

  • Apr3

    Ependymoma Awareness Day is May 3, 2020
    Join the CERN Foundation to raise awareness of ependymoma! On May 3, 2020, CERN will mark the ninth Annual Ependymoma Awareness Day with a virtual butterfly release to honor loved ones, caregivers and to increase public recognition of this rare tumor.

  • Mar30

    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.

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