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Neoplasms of the Central Nervous System

December 11 @ 1:00 pm 3:15 pm

An estimated 700,000 people are living with brain tumors in the United States, and more than 94,000 primary brain tumors are diagnosed annually. In this training, an overview of brain and other central nervous system neoplasms will be presented.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this training, program participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the epidemiology of CNS neoplasms, including associated demographics (e.g., age, sex), risk factors, and the role of biomarkers in diagnosis and treatment.
  2. Discuss the World Health Organization (WHO) international standards regarding the classification of CNS tumors.
  3. Differentiate the pathophysiology and clinical course of primary benign and malignant brain tumors.
  4. Describe the neurobehavioral, neurocognitive, and other sequelae associated with select benign and
    malignant brain neoplasms.
  5. List factors which impact outcome and longevity.

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