Multi-Disciplinary Organization Dedicated to Promoting Advances in
Neuro-Oncology Through Research and Education Pediatric Brain Cancer Symposium

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Children's Memorial Hospital, CancerFree KIDS and the Jeffrey Thomas Hayden Foundation, in collaboration with The Cure Starts Now Foundation proudly present... Pediatric Brain Cancer Symposium
March 18 - 19, 2011 - Cincinnati, OH, USA
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (S1.203 & S1.204)
There is no cost to attend.  For more information or to register please visit
This new international symposium represents a hybrid of an innovative basic science meeting and a clinical research conference.  Speakers include leading experts from multiple basic and clinical research disciplines who will be providing a totally new perspective on how we approach these tumors and out-of-the box new strategies for treatment.

A state of the science document will be developed and dedicated funding shall be created for symposium initiatives.  Moreover, our central goal will be to form and fund new collaborations and highly innovative bench-to-bedside and back clinical trials.
Session topic areas have a translational focus and include:
●    New insights into biology and genetics
●    Novel targeting of signaling and metabolic pathways
●    New directions in clinical trials
●    New approaches to drug/small molecule delivery
●    New paradigms in immunological targeting
●    New approaches in molecular imaging for diagnosis, classification and response assessment
●    Novel clinical trial designs
Speakers and moderators include:
Gavin Baumgardner, DO - The Cure Starts Now Medical Advisory Council Chairman
Oren Becher, MD - Duke University Medical Center
Darrell Bigner, MD, PhD - Duke University Medical Center
Alberto Broniscer, MD - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Carlo Croce, MD - Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Maryam Fouladi, MD, FRCP - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Mark Gilbert, MD - MD Anderson Cancer Center
David Giljohann, PhD - Northwestern University
Stewart Goldman, MD - Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago
Peixuan Guo, PhD - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Darren Hargrave, MD - The Royal Marsden / NHS Foundation Trust
Cynthia Hawkins, MD, PhD - Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Trent Hummel, MD - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Mark Kieran, MD, PhD - Children’s Hospital of Boston
Roger Packer, MD - Children’s National Medical Center
Will Parsons, MD, PhD - Texas Children’s Cancer Center
Barbara Paugh, PhD - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
John Perentesis, MD, FAAP - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Heidi Phillips, PhD - Genentech
Tina Young Poussaint, MD - Children’s Hospital of Boston
Mike Prados, MD - University of California, San Francisco
Jeremy Rich, MD - Cleveland Clinic
Malcolm Smith, MD, PhD - National Cancer Institute, CTEP
George Thomas, PhD - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Katherine Warren, MD - National Cancer Institute
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits available.

Organizer Keith Desserich


Fri, March 18, 2011
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(GMT-0400) US/Eastern


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229