Research and Clinical Trials

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“Targeted therapy in glioblastoma: Overcoming heterogeneity by focusing on function”

Presented by: Keynote Speaker Dr. Sunit Das MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, St. Michael's Hospital  
Presented on: Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Research Symposium, part of the Brain Tumour National Conference


“Deciphering the transcriptional regulation underlying Medulloblastoma subgroups” 

Presented by: Fellowship - Florence Jorgensen (née Cavalli), PhD., The Hospital for Sick Children, Arthur & Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre
Presented on: Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Research Symposium, part of the Brain Tumour National Conference
 
    


"Targeted therapeutic disruption of the blood-brain barrier in childhood brainstem cancers”

Presented by: Studentship - Colin Maslink, MD Candidate, University of Toronto, 
Presented on: Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Research Symposium, part of the Brain Tumour National Conference

    


"Quantitative blood oxygenation level dependent (qBOLD) MR imaging of glioblastoma multiforme for assessment of tumour hypoxia"

Presented by: Research Grant - Dr. Pejman Maralani, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program Director, Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Presented on: Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Research Symposium, part of the Brain Tumour National Conference
 


How Genetics Impact Your Child's Brain Cancer Journey

Presented by: Dr. Sorana Morrissy, Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow, SickKids, Toronto, ON
Presented on: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Brain Tumour National Conference

 

Exploring the Effects of Radiation and it's Impact on Metastatic Brain Cancer

Presented by: Dr. Paula Foster, Scientist/Associate Professor, Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario/Robarts Research Institute
Presented on: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Brain Tumour National Conference

 

Mindfulness and Brain Tumours: Finding Your Way Through The Storm

Presented by: Dr. Steven Selchen, Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON
Presented on: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Brain Tumour National Conference

 

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Keynote Research Recipients, Question and Answer Panel

Following the presentations given by the 3 Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Keynote Research Recipients, there was an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the panel of experts.
Presented on: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Brain Tumour National Conference

 

Clinical Trials & Patient Panel

Moderated by: Dr. Sten Myrehaug is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto, and Staff Radiation Oncologist at the Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Panelists:

  • Steve: diagnosed with an Anaplastic Astrocytoma (grade II) and has had experience with a clinical trial comparing Dexmedetomidine and Propofol-remifentanil Conscious Sedation for awake Craniotomy for Tumour Surgery
  • Denis: diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) (grade IV). Denis participated in an Optune clinical trial in conjunction with Temozolomide from August 2013 to March 2016
  • Francois: diagnosed in 2012 with an anaplastic astrocytoma (grade III) and currently participating in the TOCAGEN TOCA FC / 511 – Phase 1 clinical trial

Presented on: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Brain Tumour National Conference.

Innovations in Technology: Oncolytic Viruses and Clinical Trials

Presented by: Dr. David Stojdl, Senior Scientist and Associate Professor at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute and University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)
Presented on: Wednesday, January 15, 2014: 12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm EST

 

Molecular Profiling and Neurosimulation

London Information Day 2012: Dr. Rolando Del Maestro

Research Leading to Brain Tumour Treatment

Speaker: Dr. Tom Mikkelsen, M.D. FRCP
London Information Day, 2011

What Are Clinical Trials?

Speakers: Dr. Bruce Crooks, Halifax Information Day 2011 

Clinical Trials 101

Speakers: Julie Gundry, RN; London Information Day 2011 

Stem Cells: Dr. Peter Dirks

London Information Day 2009 

 

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