Meningioma Support Group

Upcoming Support Group Dates

All meetings will be from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Speakers will be available for questions.

 

May 1, 2014: The role of a neuro-oncologist in the management of meningioma patients

 

by Reena Thomas, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

 

Location

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor Room CC-2103
875 Blake Wilbur Drive Stanford, CA 94305

Directions & Parking

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More Info

For more information and to make a reservation, please contact Jackei Lo at jlo@stanfordmed.org.

At Stanford, we can offer peace of mind to you and your family if you have been diagnosed with a meningioma. Stanford is one of the most active and experienced meningioma treatment centers in the US.

Meningiomas are common benign brain tumors. They develop from meninges, the membrane that surrounds the brain. Most meningiomas are slow-growing benign tumors and may not cause any symptoms, but they can also be malignant and life threatening.

If you have been diagnosed with meningioma and have questions or which to explore treatment options and coping strategies with other patients and clinical experts, please join us for upcoming Stanford Meningioma Support Group meetings.

The meetings are free of charge and are a great resource for patient and family education. Support group meetings will be co-moderated by meningioma patients. The meetings consist of 20 minutes speaker presentation, 20 minutes patientsí presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon, Steven D. Chang, MD, will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

The Stanford Meningioma Support Group will meet bimonthly on the first Thursday of the month from 6:00PM to 7:00PM.

PLEASE NOTE: New driving directions & parking information effective October 2013. Click here for more information.

 

At the upcoming meetings, Stanford Faculty Physicians will speak on the following featured topics:

May 1, 2014: "The role of a neuro-oncologist in the management of meningioma patients" by Reena Thomas, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

July 10, 2014: TBD

September 4, 2014: TBD

November 6, 2014: TBD

 

Past Talks:

March 6, 2014: "Meningioma Case Presenations and Panel Discussion, Including endoscopic surgical approaches" by Jayakar Nayak, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology; Gordon Li, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery; Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

November 7, 2013: "Management of Headaches in Meningioma Patients" by Sheena Aurora, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

September 5, 2013: "Which meningiomas should not be treated" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

July 11, 2013: "Meningiomas and Seizures: How to identify and treat seizures in meningioma patients" by George Nune, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 2, 2013: A live tour of the Cyberknife at Stanford, followed by a discussion of  the "Appropriate uses of radiosurgery for the treatment of meningioma" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

March 7, 2013: “Common Eye Problems and Optimal Eye Care Related to Meningiomas and their treatment” by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

January 10, 2013: " New Developments on the Treatment of Meningiomas - News and Results from the 8th International Congress on Meningiomas, November 2012", by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

November 1, 2012: “ Meningioma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion” by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology; Gordon Li, MD, Assisstant Professor of Neurosurgery; and Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford  

September 6, 2012: “Hormones and their influence on Meningioma prevention and treatment” by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford

July 12, 2012: " Anxiety, depression, and coping with the diagnosis of Meningiomas" by Bret Schneider, MD, Consulting Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neurosurgery, Stanford

May 3, 2012: "Radiation for meningiomas - a discussion of the various types of radiation used to treat brain and spine meningiomas" by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor, Radiation Oncologist, Stanford

March 1, 2012: "Vestibular Therapy for Management of Balance Disorders in Meningioma Patients - How to treat balance problems and prevent them from returning” by Diron Cassidy, MPT, Physical Therapist, Vortex Physical Therapy and Balance

January 5, 2012: "Management of pretreatment and posttreatment headaches and seizures in meningioma patient" by Dr. Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford

November 3, 2011: "Nutrition and Nutritional Supplementation in patients with Meningiomas" by Erika Connor, Registered Dietitian, Stanford University Medical Center

September 1, 2011: "Meningiomas- epidemiology, symptoms, and treatment options" by Dr. Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford

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