Webinar: Is the Chemotherapy Working?

Welcome to the first presentation in the 2019 Brain Tumour Webinar Series.

The 2019 Brain Tumour Webinar Series will feature various webinars throughout the year, which will include topics around research, treatment, advance care planning, young adults living with a brain tumour, personal stories from brain tumour survivors and caregivers, and more. These webinars will replace the English Brain Tumour National Conference.

Please note:
 

  • All presentations will run from 2:00pm EST – 2:45pm EST
  • All presentations will be free
  • Presentations may be added periodically. Check this page for updates.
  • You must register for each webinar separately
  • All presentations will be recorded and uploaded to Online Learning.
     

Wednesday, February 13, 2019


Presenter:
 Dr. Marshall Pitz, Medical Oncologist, CancerCare Manitoba
Presentation Title: Is the Chemotherapy Working?
 
Presentation Description: Is the chemo working? This seemingly simple question is more complex than it should be for patients with a brain tumour. MRI is the most sensitive way of answering that question, but often the results are ambiguous or misleading. While it is usually a good sign if the tumour looks smaller on MRI, sometimes an enlarging tumour can be either a sign that the cancer is growing or responding to treatment. We will discuss these phenomena in the setting of brain tumours and their treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe standard general approach to treatment of glioma
  • Identify features of glioma on MRI
  • Develop an understanding of pseudo-progression and pseudo-response

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