Asheville, NC, March 31, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- In the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s new Family Support Learning Series videos, leading brain tumor experts discuss topics such as clinical trials, genetic susceptibility and molecular testing.
Watch and learn at www.curethekids.org/family-resources/online_learning/
The series includes more than two dozen brief videos with user-friendly, relevant information for families and friends of young brain tumor patients. The clips are presented by:
• Dr. Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
• Dr. Mark Kieran, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
• Dr. Michelle Monje, Stanford University Medical Center
• Dr. Sabine Mueller, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
• Dr. Roger Packer, Children’s National Health System
• Dr. Will Parsons, Texas Children’s Hospital
• Dr. Michael Taylor, The Hospital for Sick Children
Michelle Kees, whose 10-year-old son Andrew was diagnosed with a brain tumor as a toddler, is excited about the educational value of the videos for families.
“Having easy access to reputable information is such a helpful resource,” Kees said. “Families can’t always call a helpline or talk to a professional between the standard hours of 9-5, and online information means we can seek out information any time, day or night.”
Videos from two of the PBTF’s recent conferences for parents and survivors are also available. The 2015 meeting, supported by A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure, features sessions by experts on topics such as nutrition, genomics and new therapeutic approaches.
“This educational video series explains complicated subject matter in simple terms,” said Dr. Joanne Salcido, PBTF vice president of research and family support. “The videos include information that helps families better advocate for their child during treatment and beyond.”
Watch the videos online: www.curethekids.org/family-resources/online_learning/
About Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
More children die of brain tumors than any other cancer. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is the leading nonprofit seeking a cure for this deadly disease and helping survivors and families cope. We've funded more than $28 million in research over the past three decades, and our programs include free educational resources, college scholarships for brain tumor survivors, emergency financial aid and mission-focused events such as Ride for Kids and the Starry Night 8.5K. To help us cure the kids, call 800-253-6530 or go to curethekids.org.