Focus on Brain Tumors

Recorded On: 11/04/2020

Trends in Non-Malignant Brain Tumor Rates in the USA during 2004-2017:real or artifact?* 

Diana Withrow, PhD

Epidemiologist, National Cancer Institute

Missing Meningiomas: Are Non-Pathologically Diagnosed Cancers Underreported?

Dennis Deapen DrPH, MPH

Epidemiologist, Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program

Ependymoma, NOS and Anaplastic Ependymoma Incidence and Survival in the United States Varies Widely by Patient and Clinical Charateristics, 2000-2016

Gino Cioffi, MPH

Biostatistician, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine & CBTRUS

Epidemiology of Brainstem High-Grade Gliomas in Children and Adolescents in the United States, 2000-2017

Nirav Patil, MBBS, MPH

Senior Biostatistician, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center & CBTRUS

*At the request of the present, we did not post the slides for this presentation.  

Diana Withrow, PhD

Epidemiologist, National Cancer Institue

Diana Withrow, Ph.D., joined the Radiation Epidemiology Branch (REB) as a postdoctoral fellow in May 2016 and promoted to Research Fellow in June 2018. Dr. Withrow earned her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health in 2016. Working with Dr. Loraine Marrett, her doctoral research comprised the first national-level analysis of cancer survival among First Nations and Métis adults in Canada. In 2010, Dr. Withrow earned an M.Sc. in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Since 2016, Dr. Withrow has worked as a post-doctoral and research fellow in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at teh National Cancer Institute. There, Dr. Withrow’s research interests include socio-demographic and economic disparities in survival and survivorship, the role of therapy on second cancer risk, and the optimal application of survival analysis techniques to these research areas. 

Dennis Deapen, DrPH, MPH

Epidemiologist, Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program - USCer

Dennis Deapen is Professor of Preventive Medicine at the USC School of Medicine. He has been Director of the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program (CSP) since 1988. The CSP functions in the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and is also a member of the California Cancer Registry and the SEER Program. He received a MPH from Loma Linda University and Doctor of Public Health from UCLA. He has been an epidemiologist since 1977 conducting research in etiology, prevention and survivorship of cancer. He has created or led large, long-term cohort studies of cancer risk.  Most recently he initiated the Virtual Pooled Registry which creates the capacity for linking cancer epidemiology cohort studies with all US cancer registries simultaneously. He has been author or co-author of over 180 peer-reviewed publications. He served as President of NAACCR and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Cancer Registries.

Gino Cioffi, MPH

Biostatistician, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine & CBTRUS

Gino  Cioffi is a biostatistician at Case Western University School of Medicine. He graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology in 2016 and a Master of Public Health in Biostatistics in 2018. He has been involved in CBTRUS since 2018, where he contributes to the preparation of the CBTRUS analytic data files, data analysis, interpretation, manuscripts, reports and data requests.

Nirav Patil, MBBS, MPH

Senior Biostatistician; University Hospitals: Cleveland Medical Center & CBTRUS

Nirav Patil received Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, India in 2010, and a Master of Public Health in Biostatistics from University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas in 2013. Currently, I am working a biostatistician at University Hospitals, Cleveland. Beginning 2019, I am contributing to the preparation of the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS) analytic data files, data analysis, interpretation, reports and data requests in addition to preparation of presentations and publications for CBTRUS projects.

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