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Brain tumours: clinical review

Brain tumours: clinical review

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours

Published

July 30, 2014

Updated

July 30, 2014

Programme Description

In this article Dr Scheryll Alken and colleagues provide an overview of the diagnosis and management of brain tumours, including epidemiology and aetiology, investigations and prognosis. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include WHO grading of CNS tumours, risk factors, imaging, biopsy and histology.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be able to:
  • Explain the risk factors associated with brain tumours
  • Recognise when to refer patients for investigations for brain tumours
  • Understand the different treatment options for glioblastomas
  • Faculty

    Activity authors
    Dr Scheryll Alken
    Neuro-oncology clinical research fellow
    The Royal Marsden Hospital
    London
    United Kingdom

    Dr Miles Payling
    Neuro-oncology SHO
    The Royal Marsden Hospital
    London
    United Kingdom

    Dr Frank Saran
    Consultant clinical oncologist
    The Royal Marsden Hospital
    London
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan
    GP
    London
    United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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