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Neuro-Oncology Review Course at SNO

November 16, 2016. Register in conjunction with the SNO Annual Meeting

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CNS Anticancer Drug Discovery and Development Conference

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EANO 2016

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October
22

18th Annual Brain Tumor Update and 7th Annual International Symposium on Long-Term Control of Metastases to the Brain and Spine

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November
16

2nd CNS Anticancer Drug Discovery/Development Conference

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2013 Neuro Tumor Club Dinner at AACR

 
 
Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC 
Monday April 8, 2013, 6:30–10:00pm
 
  
No Charge to Attend - RSVP Required
 
Deadline to register your attendance Monday, April 1
 
 
Program
 
6:30-7:00  Buffet Dinner Service
 
7:00-7:05  Welcome & Introduction: Co-Chairs John Park and Raymund Yong, National Institutes of Health
 
Session 1
Animal Models, Biomarkers and Stem Cells
 
7:05-7:10   Overview: Justin Lathia, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
7:10-7:20   Genetic Mosaic Mouse Models for Brain Tumors: Basic Research and Pre-Clinical Applications
                  Hui Zong, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
7:20-7:30   sncRNA Signature Found in Microvesicles of GBM Patient Serum Serves as a Diagnostic Marker      
                  Marta Alonso, University Hospital of Navarra, Spain
7:30-7:40   A Human Neural Stem Cell Model of MYC-Driven Medulloblastoma Reveals
                  Glutamine Metabolism as a Potential Therapeutic Target
                  Allison Hanaford, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
7:40-7:50   A Proneural Signature Profile Predicts Response to Notch Inhibition in Glioma Tumor Initiating Cells
                  Norihiko Saito, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
 
Session 2
CNS Metastases
 
7:50-7:55   Overview: Yaacov Lawrence, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
7:55-8;05   2B3-101, a Brain-Targeted Doxorubicin Formulation Shows Promising Preclinical and Early Clinical Results
                  Pieter Gailard, to-BBB technologies BV, Leiden, The Netherlands
8:05-8:15   The Identification and Characterization of Breast Cancer CTCs Competent for Brain Metastasis
                  Dario Marchetti, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

8:15-8:25   Microenvironment-induced Changes in miRNA Levels Promote Brain Metastasis      
                  James Driscoll, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Session 3
Geno/Phenotyping and Personalized/Combinatorial Therapy
 
8:25-8:30   Overview: Vivek Subbiah, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
8:30-8:40   Role Of Intratumoral Cell Heterogeneity on Therapeutic Efficacy in Glioblastoma
                  Debyani Chakravarty, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
8:40-8:50   Effective Targeting of the cMET Pathway in Sonic Hedgehog Medulloblastoma
                  Claudia Faria, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
8:50-9:00   Combination of SapC-DOPS with Rapamycin Induces Synergistic Interactions In Glioma
                  Jeffrey Wojton, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
9:00-9:10  Genomic sequencing of Meningiomas Identified Oncogenic AKT1 and SMO Mutations
                   Priscilla Brastianos, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 

Session 4
New Gene and Immunotherapy
 
9:10-9:15  Overview: Allen Waziri, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
9:15-9:25   Increase in Tumor-associated Macrophages (TAMs) after Antiangiogenic Therapy
                  is Associated with Poor Survival in Recurrent Glioblastoma (GBM) Patients
                  Jennie Taylor, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
9:25-9:35    T cell Receptor Sequencing for Immunological Correlates of Glioma Progression  
                   Jennifer Sims, Columbia University, New York, NY
9:35-9:45    Down-Regulation of Ferritin Heavy Chain as an Adjuvant Therapy in Human Glioma
                   Min Pang, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
 
NOTE: Each talk is 5 minutes, followed by a 5 minute discussion