Title: “Metastatic Brain Tumors: A Treatment and Care Update”
Host: Duane Mitchell, MD, PhD, and Maryam Rahman, MD
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. CST
About “Metastatic Brain Tumors: A Treatment and Care Update”
A metastatic, or secondary, brain tumor is formed by cancer cells from a primary cancer elsewhere in the body that have spread to the brain. Cancers that frequently spread to the brain include lung cancer, breast cancer, melanoma, colon cancer and kidney cancer. While learning about the standard and experimental treatment options for metastatic tumors, we will also discuss the quality of life concerns that are related to these types of tumors. Concerns about the primary tumor remain even with this new diagnosis; how do patients emotionally cope with these fears? Neurocognitive changes are frequently seen with metastatic tumors and their treatments. Learn what can be done to overcome these difficulties. Join Duane Mitchell, MD, PhD, and Maryam Rahman, MD, of the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florida, as they co-present this American Brain Tumor Association webinar. This webinar includes an online Question & Answer session with Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Rahman.
About the American Brain Tumor Association
Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was the first national nonprofit organization dedicated solely to brain tumors. For nearly 40 years, the ABTA has been providing comprehensive resources that support the complex needs of brain tumor patients and caregivers, as well as the critical funding of research in the pursuit of breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care.
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