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.
“I watched and thought - if only THIS is what people would see when they Google 'ependymoma'!!! Such great information!” Beth
Connecting you with other ependymoma patients and caregivers.
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
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
Find resources from other patients and caregivers and experts in the medical community. Learn More
To make the best ependymoma treatment decisions, you need to understand all of your options. Learn More
Ways you can help us expand our understanding of ependymoma, raise additional funding, or create more awareness of ependymoma. Learn More
“The CERN Foundation provided me with a wealth of knowledge. There is so much information; between research, studies, and families’ stories. I never had to feel alone. I took refuge in the information provided in those early days of my son’s diagnosis. It was scary, but with knowledge, I felt I had taken some of the power back. I wasn’t quite as helpless.”
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.
Ependymoma Key Issues Article featured in the 2021/2022 edition of Brain Tumour Magazine, published by the IBTA
A collaborative exercise to raise awareness of the unique issues facing a rare brain and spinal cord tumor community.
What advice do you have for other ependymoma parents?
We asked our community to share their advice for other ependymoma parents with a newly diagnosed child. We received numerous responses. Thank you for your participation! Read their advice for pediatric ependymoma families.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: It’s Complicated
Ependymoma caregiver, Tamiko, shares insight into the different reactions from the pediatric cancer community during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and offers words of wisdom to the brain tumor community.