Novel pre-clinical models of glioblastoma: personalising the treatment and improving survival
Location:Lecture Theatre (502), M02F, Level 5 Building F, Brain & Mind Centre, 94 Mallett Street
The Cancer Research Network invites you to a lecture by Associate Professor Kerrie McDonald from the Cure Brain Cancer Neuro-oncology Group at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, University of New South Wales.
This lecture will launch the newly formed Brain Tumour Research Special Interest Group
Associate Professor Kerrie McDonald’s Cure Brain Cancer Neuro-oncology Laboratory is currently focusing on two major research challenges:
1. To investigate novel ways to stop brain cancer cells from migrating from the original tumour site and re-establishing itself in another part of the brain. This is the major reason why surgery and radiotherapy have limited effectiveness.
2. To develop personalised medicine for brain tumour patients. How do we match the right drug with the right patient and improve overall survival? It is critical that we identify and validate new biomarkers that can predict clinical response: to avoid unnecessary toxicity in patients that fail to respond to treatment and to better understand drug resistance. This improved knowledge could lead to new strategies to overcome resistance
RSVP: There is no cost to attend the lecture, however please register online by Thursday 11 May 2017 for catering purposes.