Ependymoma Foundation Informs and Inspires a Rare Cancer Community
Kimberly Wallgren shares how her father’s cancer inspired a non-profit to educate and connect people living with ependymoma.
In March 2007, the CERN Foundation held its first meeting. Clinicians, researchers, and family of ependymoma survivor, Dallas Mathile, gathered to discuss how they could impact the lives of people with ependymoma.
This effort was led by neuro-oncologist Mark Gilbert, M.D., now chief of NCI’s Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Neuro-Oncology Branch, who asked other experts willing to collaborate to join him. These leaders continue to be CERN advisors today.