On Thursday, May 19, 2011, Cook and Zook of Long & Foster Realtors hosted their 2nd annual golf tournament at the Pleasant Valley Golf Course in Chantilly, Virginia.  Ryan Zook and Brian Cook welcomed the participants and emphasized the importance of charitable giving.  Parent, Kristin Dundon; survivor, Nick Keene; and parent/CBTF president, Jeanne Young each thanked “Cook and Zook,” the participants, and the sponsors, and they shared a personal story to underscore the importance of the day.

CBTF is deeply grateful to Ryan, Brian, and Kristin for choosing us as the charity to benefit from the proceeds.



An exciting event, Amyazing Reston Youth Triathlon, was held on Sunday, May 22, 2011, in South Reston and started at the Ridge Heights Pool and ended at South Lake High School.  The event was held in memory of Amy Boyle, a very courageous and fun-loving young lady, who lost her battle to a pediatric brain tumor in 2008.  The “Amy” inspired event attracted over 200 enthusiastic participants, ages six to 15 and included a run, biking and swimming.
The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation is very grateful to Jodie, Amy’s Amigos, and the Boyle family for organizing a fantastic event; and to the supporters who really got into the spirit of the day!



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Vassar alumna Michelle Monje '98 talks about her work as a pediatric oncologist and her groundbreaking research on diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a highly aggressive pediatric brain tumor.

The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation is thrilled to bring you two educational webcasts..

Medulloblastoma: A webcast presented by Dr. Roger J. Packer, Children's National Medical Center


December 27, 2007

To view and listen to the webcast, first open the slide presentation (requires Microsoft Powerpoint): Medulloblastoma.ppt

Then download and play the audio file: Medullablastoma.mp3

As you hear Dr. Packer say "next slide", click on the slide presentation to advance to the next slide.

Presented by The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation and the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation

Late Effects in Childhood Cancer Survivors: A webcast presented by Dr. Paul Graham Fisher, Director of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Clinic at Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

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January 9, 2009

To view and listen to the webcast, click on the following link:
Late effects in Childhood Cancer Survivors
(Please wait a few seconds for the webcast to begin)

Presented by The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation and Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation are thrilled to work collaboratively to bring you an educational webcast series..

Making the Diagnosis
Presented by:
Peter C. Burger, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine

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The following is an outline of Dr. Burger's presentation.
You may find it helpful to follow along with this document during his lecture.

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Astrocytoma: New Treatment Advances
Presented by:
Roger J. Packer, M.D.
Children's National
Medical Center

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The following is an outline of Dr. Packer's presentation.
You may find it helpful to follow along with this document during his lecture.

[Word] [pdf]

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Mr. James Young, one of the Founding Board Members, is the longstanding Treasurer of the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation, Inc. His son is a long-term brain tumor survivor, diagnosed in 1991. Mr. Young is grateful that his son, Bryan, has beat the odds and remained stable with a low-grade tumor that was very diffuse at diagnosis and was expected to recur every couple of years. Mr. Young’s dedication to the Foundation has been outstanding. He lends his support to all of CBTF’s local fund-raisers and activities. Mr. Young maintains all Foundation equipment and attends closely to accounting details, reports to the Board, and provides fiscal detail that empowers the Board to make well-informed decisions. Each year, Mr. Young is the direct interface with the auditor and conveys the budget and finance outcome to the Board of Directors.


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Education: B.S., Electrical Engineering

Carol Cornman, Vice President of the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation, brings her leadership skills to the organization. Each year family, friends, and supporters join Carol and her daughters in celebrating the memory of her husband Geoff Cornman, a victim of a brain tumor many years ago. Carol brings to the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation her years of experience as one of the owners of PRISM and Vice President of Business Development. With over 18 years of experience in delivery, business development, sales, operations and executive leadership, she maintains the ability to build and execute strategic business plans and teams that are centered on quality and deliver maximum results. A focus on quality is what allows Carol to provide services which exceed customer and employee expectations. Her consultant creativity coupled with her epic business ability ensures that she is called on to master superior success with any challenge faced.

Born in New Jersey, Dr. Burger grew up in Chicago and attended Oberlin College in Ohio. His medical training began at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago and completed at Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC after a combined residency in anatomic pathology and fellowship in neuropathology. He remained at Duke as a faculty member for twenty years until he accepted a position of Professor of Pathology, Oncology, and Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Burger has had a special interest in brain and spinal cord tumors in children, being a reviewer of select protocols for the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), and before that for CNS tumor protocols of the Pediatric Oncology Group. Dr. Burger maintains an active consult practice as reviewer of CNS tumors, and maintains close relationships with oncology programs and pathology departments at many pediatric hospitals. While not in a position to give clinical advice, he is always willing to speak with parents about pathological issues.

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