Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors

Latest Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Malignant Gliomas
Intended Audience: This educational activity has been designed for radiologists, neuro-surgeons, neuro-oncologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and other healthcare professionals interested in the treatment of gliomas.

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Activity Overview: When patients present with neurological or cognitive deficits indicating a possible brain tumor, crucial decisions must be made to produce an accurate diagnosis, effective treatment plan, and hopeful prognosis. This multidisciplinary educational activity outlines the latest innovative approaches to treat patients with newly diagnosed tumors.

Awake Craniotomy and Mapping Techniques for Brain Tumor Surgery
Awake craniotomy offers many advantages to brain tumor surgery, since it allows neurosurgeons to maximize surgical resection, while minimizing neurologic risks. Is this procedure well tolerated by most patients? What role does MRI mapping play in awake craniotomy? Donald O'Rourke, MD, associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania Neurological Institute and the Abramson Cancer Center, discusses the exciting advances being made with awake craniotomy with host Dr. Lee Freedman.