Ependymoma

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PRINCETON: Peggy Karcher returns to Borough Council  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Packet OnlineMs. Karcher, known as “Peggy,� was sidelined because of her rehabilitation from a rare neurological condition, an ependymoma on her spinal cord. ...

Fundraising for 3-year-old's life-saving treatment  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Barking and Dagenham PostFletcher was diagnosed with an anaplastic ependymoma, a very rare and aggressive form of tumour, in August. His dad, Noel, joined his brother John on ...

Watch 'documentation' of amazing celebrity fact  -  ‎Nov 8, 2009‎
WND.comNick's parents, Tim and Tammy Nischan, write that Nick was diagnosed with an ependymoma brain tumor at the age of 7, and battled it for more than six years, ...

2 years later, girl back in OR -- seeking a cure to her curiosity  -  07 Aug 2009
Fort Worth Star TelegramThe five-year survival rate for ependymoma — the type of tumor that Megan had, which is found in the brain and spinal cord — is about 50 percent.

Wheelchair basketball tournament held in memory of young boy  -  ‎Aug 2, 2009‎
Fenland TodayJosh had been diagnosed with an ependymoma and had to undergo a catalogue of intense treatment including surgery and chemotherapy, but doctors could not

What Is Radiotherapy? What Is Radiation Therapy?  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎
Medical News Today...of childhood brain cancer (Ependymoma) should be treated, as it significantly improved survival rates, compared to children who received surgery alone.

Alec Martinez leaves legacy of strength, ability to unite others  -  ‎Jul 30, 2009‎
Beaverton Valley TimesAnd though he put up a bigger and greater fight than anyone could have imagined, Alec succumbed to an ependymoma brain tumor (which grew back to its

On the Pulse - 24th July 2009  -  ‎Jul 24, 2009‎
OnMedicaHis medical history includes hypertension, type II diabetes mellitus and, more than 10 years earlier, a neurosurgical resection of a medullary ependymoma of

Teenager listens to iPod while having brain surgery  -  Dec 18, 2008
Telegraph.co.uk,Aged 14, he was diagnosed with a type of brain cancer tumour called ependymoma and had an eight-hour operation with radiotherapy. When the tumour returned

Holiday gift for brave Maya  -  Dec 23, 2008
Romford Recorder,She was moved by the plight of Recorder-campaign girl Maya Perrin-Skippen, eight, who suffers from a rare brain cancer, ependymoma.

Pupils sing for teacher's cancer fund  -  Dec 17, 2008
Get Surrey,Melissa was diagnosed with an inoperable Anaplastic Ependymoma Brain Tumour in October 2008, and recently discovered that this has also spread to the base

Bride puts of her big day to save her sister's life  -  Dec 11, 2008
Daily Mail,Melissa, a primary school teacher from Staines, West London, was diagnosed with a grade three anaplastic ependymoma brain tumour in December 2005,

Molecular Marker Identifies Normal Stem Cells as Intestinal Tumor ...  -  Dec 17, 2008
MarketWatchThis research was supported in part by the National Institutes of Health, the Collaborative Ependymoma Research Network and ALSAC.

Respite in Breckenridge benefits cancer-affected  -  Dec 20, 2008
Summit Daily News,The trip may have been extra special to Barbre, who said her ependymoma, essentially tumors affecting the central nervous system, has developed into the

Rare Diagnosis: An 'upset stomach' turned out to be an exceedingly ...  -  Dec 10, 2008
Winston-Salem Journal,A neurologist ordered an MRI, which revealed the shocking cause -- a large and extremely rare brain tumor called an ependymoma. "I never had a headache or

Saved by a Doctor Who Listened  -  18 Nov 2008
Washington Post,A neurologist ordered an MRI, which revealed the shocking cause: a large and extremely rare brain tumor called an ependymoma. "I never had a headache or

Northallerton youngster gets the gift of life  -  Nov 12, 2008
Northern Echo,In May 2007 she was diagnosed with ependymoma, an aggressive brain cancer that strikes children and the elderly. Just 20 cases are reported in the UK each

Memories of Mira spur cancer support group  -  Oct 27, 2008
Ithaca Journal,Chris and Christine Brouwer's daughter Mira, 4, died of complications from the treatment of ependymoma in April of this year. Two months later, her parents

Brain cancer survivors share stories, advice  -  21 May 2008
CNN...had been a technical sergeant in the US Air Force for more than 13 years when he found out he had ependymoma, a rare kind of brain tumor, in 1995.

McHenry teen gets Make-A-Wish shopping spree  -  May 18, 2008
The Courier News,Diagnosed with the rare brain cancer ependymoma at 13 months of age, the 17-year-old has known no other life than one of constant hospitals visits,

Ted Kennedy’s Recent Diagnosis of Glioblastoma Raises Awareness of ...  -  May 20, 2008
Cancer Consultants,12 Ependymoma. The tumor arises from cells that line the central canal of the spinal cord. They are most commonly found in children and young adults.

DeSmet student looks to recover following successful tumor surgery  -  May 16, 2008
St.Louis Review,The 17-year-old underwent surgery for five hours April 24 to remove the tumor, an intramedullary spinal cord ependymoma. It grows around the spinal column,

Turning negatives into positives  -  Apr 30, 2008
The Beacon-Villager,Lees’ 3-year-old cousin, Erin, has a rare brain tumor called ependymoma. According to Lees, being busy has exorcised some frustration with her situation.

Identification of Novel Tumor Biomarkers Holds Promise for ...  -  Apr 28, 2008
Newswise (press release)...ependymoma, medulloblastoma, atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor, primitive neuroectodermal tumor, ganglioglioma, hemangioblastoma and craniopharyngioma,

Inspiring smile of a special little fighter  -  Apr 24, 2008
Northern Echo,Naomi has a ependymoma brain tumour, which only strikes young children and the elderly. Only 20 cases are reported in the UK each year.

Schoolboy treks 82 miles in memory of classmate  -  Apr 23, 2008
BirminghamMail.net,Fraser's classmate, Joe, was diagnosed with a rare ependymoma malignant brain tumor in 2000, at the age of two. He died in September last year.

Raiders look to make fast start  -  Mar 21, 2008
Romford Recorder,...seven-year-old Maya Perrin Skippen, who needs to travel to the USA in search of a cure for a malignant brain tumour called ependymoma.

Small honorary teammate inspires players, coaches  -  Mar 4, 2008
CSTV.com,In October 2004, the then 19-month-old Devon was diagnosed with an Anaplastic Ependymoma brain tumor. After six months of intense chemotherapy followed by a

Second Opinion A Daring Treatment, a Little Girl’s Survival  -  Mar 19, 2008
New York Times,By then, Melanie had been receiving the test therapy for five months, and her brain tumor, a type called an ependymoma, had not grown.

The boy who loved life and defied the odds against a terrible illness  -  Mar 19, 2008
Daily Mail,It was an ependymoma tumour, which affects around 30 children in the UK each year. There is no known cause. "Owen had only a 25 per cent chance of surviving

/CORRECTION -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital/  -  Nov 30, 2007
ReutersChristian, who was diagnosed with ependymoma, a brain tumor, in 2003 and isnow cancer-free, will share his story on-air and help educate viewers aboutthe

The face of courage  -  Dec 20, 2007
Ventura County Reporter,They told the family that Breanna had a mixed astrocytoma ependymoma. Translation: There is no effective treatment for this type of cancer.

Briefly - Delhi Press  -  Dec 7, 2007
Community Press,All of the proceeds from this benefit will go directly to the Aker family Aker was 13 years old when she was diagnosed with an Ependymoma (brain tumor).

Bingo games benefit leukemia fund  -  26 Nov 2007
Frederick News Post (subscription),Dianne Ryan started the Jeremy Foundation after her nephew Jeremy died at age 3 from ependymoma, a type of brain tumor that can start in the brain or spinal

five-year-old recovers from rare brain tumor  -  Nov 3, 2007
WKRN,..."basically what it is, it's called anaplastic ependymoma is the name of the tumor. the doctor said it is a very rare form of cancer that is very aggressive

salon raising funds for cancer patient  -  Oct 30, 2007
Daily News Journal (subscription),...life. mckaytla gagovski is undergoing treatment for a form of brain cancer called anaplactive ependymoma. she was first diagnosed with this disease when

ND steer wrestler recovering  -  Oct 4, 2007
Billings Gazette,Doctors identified the cancer as ependymoma, which develops from cells that line both the hollow cavities of the brain and the canal containing the spinal



Background information on Ependymoma [When available]

Ependymona are intracranial tumors arising from the inner lining of the ventricles and the spinal canal. They are usually seen in children. The common location is in the fourth ventricle.

Syringomyelia can be caused by an ependymona.

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