Florida Brain Tumor Association & Moffitt Cancer Center Presents: 'The Bridge to Hope'

an interactive brain tumor conference for survivors, families, friends & healthcare professionals

Jan 14, 2010, 21:48 ET from Florida Brain Tumor Association

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

January 22-23, 2010

1001 N. Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607

Experience, learn and share with over twenty (20) of the World's leading brain tumor experts in our innovative and interactive setting, as they discuss new treatments & outcomes of chemotherapy and medications, as well as address the everyday issues of living with a brain tumor.

Hosted by both the Florida Brain Tumor Association and Moffitt Cancer Center, this conference is designed to provide state-of-the art information and empower you with education, knowledge and hope. This is an invaluable opportunity to connect and consult with the top physicians in the neurological field. This exclusive feature of our conference provides free consultations with the most sought after specialists.

Anyone affected by a brain tumor needs to take advantage of meeting with premier cancer experts at no cost – please bring your MRI scans and questions. Meet and share experiences with others who are facing similar challenges and learn coping skills for your everyday life.

Information is available online at www.fbta.info and Registration will be available at the event in the main foyer, starting at 12pm on Friday 1/22/2010.

Highlights Include:

  • How Your Brain Works
  • Chemotherapy Advances
  • Cognitive Functioning
  • Survivor/Caretaker Support
  • Alternative Therapy
  • Research Directions
  • Clinical Trials
  • Seizure Management
  • Avastin/Vaccines
  • Gliomas
  • Benign Brain Tumors
  • Radiation Update
  • MRI Guided Imagery

Did You Know?

  • The World Health Organization lists 130 central nervous system tumors
  • Childhood brain tumors are the leading cancer death in people under 21
  • The causes of brain tumors are still unknown
  • Many brain tumors extensively invade normally functioning brain, making complete surgical removal impossible
  • The majority of brain tumors cause seizures and life altering symptoms

** The FBTA offers 4 support group locations in Florida & are available several times a month. Find a location near you on the FBTA website:  www.fbta.info

The FBTA is a 501(c )(3) non-profit organization. All funds raised by or for the Florida Brain Tumor Association are directed toward brain tumor research, educational programs & scholarships.

For more information about the FBTA & this conference, please visit:   www.fbta.info

SOURCE Florida Brain Tumor Association



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