The Abramson Cancer Center of the University
of Pennsylvania and the Brain Tumor Society present
a one-day seminar designed for pediatric and adult brain tumor
patients, survivors, and their caregivers.
Topics will include…
- Diagnosis and Treatment
- Latest Advances in Standard and Experimental Therapies
- Integrative Medicine: What You Should Know About
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
- Helping Families Cope: Dealing with Effects of Brain Tumors
and Their Treatment in Children and Adolescents
- Emerging Strategies in Treatment
- Putting It All Together: A Brain Tumor Case Conference
||Saturday, June 17, 2006 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
||University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (map)
Biomedical Research Building (BRB) II/III - Ground Floor Auditorium
Curie Boulevard and Osler Way, Philadelphia, PA
||This year, more than 200,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed
with a primary or metastatic brain tumor. The brain –
the organ of the body that controls the functions of all other
organs – is responsible for the experience of the five
senses and is the seat of thought, emotion, language, personality,
creativity, and of course, memory. Because of their location
in this extraordinarily complex and vital organ, brain tumors
present unique challenges for patients, physicians, and caregivers
alike. The Brain Tumor Society and The Brain Tumor Program of
Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center are committed to helping
patients, survivors, and their caregivers cope with the medical
and psychosocial challenges of treatment and survivorship.
Registration is available on-line at: www.tbts.org.
Click on “One-Day Seminar Series.” Or call: (800) 770-TBTS
(8287). An all-inclusive fee of $25 per person includes breakfast,
lunch and parking.
The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
was established in 1973 as a center of excellence in cancer
research, patient care, education and outreach. It is one of a select
group of only 39 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in
the United States and is one of the top five in National Cancer
Institute (NCI) funding. Home to one of the largest clinical and
research programs in the world, the Abramson Cancer Center of the
University of Pennsylvania has 300 active cancer researchers and
300 full-time Penn physicians involved in cancer prevention, diagnosis
and treatment. For more information about specific types of cancer,
cancer treatment, clinical trials, and research advances, visit
the Abramson Cancer Center’s resource on
or OncoLink at www.oncolink.org..
The Brain Tumor Society (BTS) was founded
in 1989 as a national nonprofit organization to provide hope and
comfort to patients, survivors and families. BTS improves the quality
of life of brain tumor patients, survivors and their families by
providing access to psychosocial support, information and resources.
BTS also raises funds to advance carefully-selected research projects
to enhance treatments and to find a cure. It has granted $9 million
in research grant awards, including $1.8 million last year alone.
for more information about BTS programs and services and for access
to some of its free informational resources, including the monthly
e-newsletter Head Lines, quarterly newsletter Heads Up, and the
Color Me Hope Resource Guide for patients and families.
PENN Medicine is a $2.9 billion enterprise
dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical
research, and high-quality patient care. PENN Medicine consists
of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (founded in
1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of
Pennsylvania Health System.
Penn's School of Medicine is ranked #2 in the nation for receipt
of NIH research funds; and ranked #3 in the nation in U.S.News &
World Report's most recent ranking of top research-oriented medical
schools. Supporting 1,400 fulltime faculty and 700 students, the
School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior education
and training of the next generation of physician-scientists and
leaders of academic medicine.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System includes three
hospitals [Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, which is
consistently ranked one of the nation's few "Honor Roll"
hospitals by U.S.News & World Report; Pennsylvania Hospital,
the nation's first hospital; and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center];
a faculty practice plan; a primary-care provider network; two multispecialty
satellite facilities; and home care and hospice.