Histio Educational Video Series


The Histiocytosis Association is pleased to present a collection of educational videos highlighting common questions about histiocytic disorders, their symptoms and treatment. The videos feature 13 physicians and scientists from around the world who are leaders in the field of histiocytosis.

Videos are available for online viewing below or on DVD in our eStore.  Learn more about the presenters by clicking on each name below.

Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH) Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) Rare Histiocytic Disorders Other Topics


Presenter

Topic

Maarten Egeler

Dr. Maarten Egeler, MD, PhD
The Hospital for Sick Children 
Toronto, ON Canada



Overview of LCH in Children


Dr. Egeler discusses an overview of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, as well as a description of the BRAF mutation and the importance of the relationship between the Histiocytosis Association and the Histiocyte Society.

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 Kimo Stine









Dr. Kimo Stine, MD

University of Arkansas
Little Rock, AR USA



LCH Degrees of Risk


Dr. Stine discusses the difference between the degrees of risk with LCH (low, high, and multi-system involvement). Dr. Stine also outlines what determines the length of treatment for LCH.

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 Ken McClain










Dr. Kenneth McClain, MD, PhD
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX USA



CNS Involvement


Dr. McClain outlines what it means to have Central Nervous System involvement (CNS) as well as the symptoms and treatment. Dr. McClain also covers the relationship between LCH and CNS, long-term effects and what patients can expect with this diagnosis.

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 Scott Baker











Dr. K. Scott Baker, MD

Fred Hutchinson Cancer
Research Center
Seattle, WA USA


Late Effects of LCH


Dr. Baker discusses the late effects/long term side effects of LCH and its treatment as well as any learning or behavioral issues that may arise.

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 Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo











Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA USA



Overview of LCH (en Español)

¿Qué es la Histiocitosis de Célula de Langerhans (HCL) (en niños)?
¿Cuáles son los síntomas de la HCL?
¿Existe una curacón para la HCL?

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Overview of HLH (en Español)

¿Qué es la Histiocitosis Linfohistiocitica (HLH)?
¿Cuáles son los síntomas de la HLH?
¿Existe una curacón para HLH?

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 Michael Girschikofsky






Dr. Michael Girschikofsky, MD

Elisabethinen Hospital
Linz, Austria



Overview of LCH in Adults


Dr. Girschikofsky discusses an overview of LCH in Adults, current treatments, and what patients can expect moving forward after diagnosis.

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 Robert Vassallo








Dr. Robert Vassallo, MD

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN USA



Overview of Pulmonary LCH


Dr. Vassallo gives an overview of Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH) as well as the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and long-term effects.

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 Michael Jordan













Dr. Michael Jordan, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, OH USA



Overview of HLH


Dr. Jordan gives an overview of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Oussama Abla
Dr. Oussama Abla, MD
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, ON Canada

Overview of Rosai-Dorfman Disease

Dr. Abla gives an overview of Rosai-Dorfman disease, its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Overview of Juvenile Xanthogranuloma

Dr. Abla gives an overview of Juvenile Xanthogranuloma, its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Robert Arceci
Dr. Robert Arceci, MD, PhD
Phoenix Children's Hospital   
Phoenix, AZ USA



Overview of Erdheim-Chester Disease (ECD)


Dr. Arceci gives an overview of ECD, its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Dr. James Whitlock, MD
The Hospital for Sick Children           
Toronto, ON Canada



Overview of Diabetes Insipidus (DI)


Dr. Whitlock gives an overview of Diabetes Insipidus, its diagnosis and treatment.

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 Thomas Gross












Dr. Thomas Gross, MD, PhD

National Cancer Institute
Rockville, MD USA



Importance of Clinical Trials


Dr. Gross reviews the importance of clinical trials for patients as well as for the future of histiocytic research, the challenges associated with trials and how you or your physician can learn more about ongoing clinical trials.

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Carl Allen
Dr. Carl Allen, MD, PhD
Texas Children's Cancer Center        
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX USA


Scientific Research Review Process


Dr. Allen discusses the role of the Histiocyte Society Scientific Committee in the Histiocytosis Association's competitive grant application process. Dr. Allen also discusses the grading criteria and the importance of this type of funding process.

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