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Understanding Cancer - Brain Tumors

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Course Created: 2016

Practice Level: Advanced

No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
3.5 out of 4.0, Based on: 55 reviews

Course Summary

The field of brain tumor research, diagnosis, and treatment is rapidly evolving. Over 120 types of brain tumors have been identified to date, and that number continues to increase. As the information available about brain tumors grows, so does the ability to target screening and therapies to provide patients with optimal outcomes. It is critical that health clinicians understand the surgical and treatment options in order to educate patients and to develop a care plan that has a positive outcome while respecting the patient's needs and desires. The purpose of this course is to provide health clinicians with knowledge of brain tumor types and surgical interventions in order to educate patients and their families, as well as to better collaborate with all members of the health team on the best course of care.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Anatomy Of The Brain
  • Brain Tumor Types
  • World Health Organization Classification System
  • Common Tumor Types
  • Diagnostic Imaging And Cancer Assessment
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Summary

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the different types of brain tumors
  • Discuss the classification of brain tumors
  • Describe the types of treatments for brain tumors
  • Explain the types of diagnostic imaging for brain tumors


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