Physician Education for the Early Diagnosis of Brain Tumors in Children and Adolescents

Central nervous system (CNS) cancers recently overtook leukemia as the most common cause of childhood cancer death. In the United States, Black and Hispanic patients have a higher risk of death than non-Hispanic White patients; in addition, those living in counties in the highest quartile for poverty rate also have a higher risk of death than all others. To improve the timely diagnosis of pediatric brain tumors and access to subspeciality care, we have created a Virtual Learning Series based on the HeadSmart campaign. By increased awareness/comfort with pediatric CNS tumor symptoms among primary care physicians, we have the ability to decrease time to diagnosis significantly from 14.4 weeks to 6.5.

Who is Eligible?

Providers and providers in training which include physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and clinical nurse specialists are all welcome to participate.

Sign Up for The Virtual Learning Series

CNS Virtual Learning Series Led by Dr. Adam Green

Adam Green, MD
Adam Green, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is an Attending Physician in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology/Oncology. Dr. Green joined the neuro-oncology group at Children’s Hospital Colorado in 2014. He has a dual role – caring for childhood cancer patients at Children’s Hospital Colorado and conducting research to develop better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for rare brain tumors that have low survival rates.
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