September 18, 2014 - Pediatric Brain Tumors: Resources and Research

Join our Community Chat September 18, 2014 from 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

National Brain Tumor Society’s Community Chat is a series of open, online video discussions where you will be able to ask questions of experts and thought leaders within the brain tumor community.

Want to know the latest in pediatric brain tumor research? Where to go for support after diagnois of a pediatric brain tumor? What to ask before enrolling in a clinical pediatric brain tumor trial? Join us for our September Community Chat!

Stay abreast of what is happening in the field of pediatric brain tumor research, speak with researchers, and chat with the parent of a pediatric brain tumor survivor in our September Community Chat. During the one-hour video chat, our guests will offer an overview of some of the promising areas of pediatric brain tumor research, where to find clinical trials and what questions to ask when participating in a trial, and parent resources for the brain tumor community.

You will also have an opportunity to ask questions by video and text during the chat. Don't miss your chance to find out about new resources and research, and ask your questions!

Attend our Community Chat and:

  • Hear about promising pediatric brain tumor research initiatives.
  • Find out resources for parents of brain tumor patients, and questions to consider during diagnosis, treatment, and post-treatment.
  • Learn about where to find pediatric brain tumor clinical trials, and what questions to ask before enrolling.

The community chat is a live video discussion focused on a different area or topic of interest to the community. All community chats are moderated to facilitate an open dialogue and participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and interact with others through our text-based chat room.

About our Speakers:

Jamie Banks
Cancer-Mom and Pediatric Brain Tumor Advocate

Jamie Banks is a former communications consultant/writer/editor. When her son was diagnosed with a malignant germ cell tumor at age thirteen. He treatments included intensive chemotherapy, proton beam radiation, surgery, and tandem bone marrow transplant. Ten years later, her son is 23 and remains in remission.

Since her son's recovery, Jaime has dedicated herself to raising awareness and supporting other cancer parents.

Carrie Treadwell
Senior Director of Research, National Brain Tumor Society 

Carrie Treadwell joined the Organization in 1998 and serves as the Senior Director of Research at the National Brain Tumor Society, as well as Managing Director of the Defeat GBM Research Collaborative, a subsidiary of the Organization. In these roles, she interacts with leading researchers and institutions to guide the development and success of key research initiatives including overseeing the Organization’s grant process. She also serves as a patient advocate for the National Cancer Institute’s Brain Tumor SPORE Program.

Suzanne Baker, PhD
Member, St. Jude Faculty
Co-leader, Neurobiology and Brain Tumor Program

May 22, 2014 - Frankly Speaking About Brain Tumors

View the replay of our Community Chat!

Thank you to our guests, Allison HarveyLisa McDermottLainey Titus Samant, and Terri Armstrong for answering community questions.