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FREE - Distinguished Lecture Series: Engines of Brain Cancer Migration

Tue 11/05/2013

Join Florida Hospital for November's FREE Distinguished Lecture Series. This month's lecture will focus on brain cancers and the physicians who treat the disease.

Lecture Overview:

Gliomas are the most common type of primary brain tumor, with 40,000 people in the United States diagnosed every year. The diffuse infiltration of glioblastoma (GBM) cells into the healthy brain makes complete surgical removal nearly impossible, leading to recurrence in 99% of cases. Despite a combination of radiation and chemotherapy, median survival remains at approximately one year for patients with GBMs. Increasing evidence suggests that the ability to generate tumors resides only in a specific population of cells (brain tumor stem cells) that share characteristics such as self-renewal, multipotency, and the ability to migrate long distances, with normal neural stem cells, found in the subventricular zone of the brain.

When: 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Time:

6:00 pm Registration and Refreshments

6:30 pm Lecture

7:30 pm Dessert and Coffee Reception

Speaker:

Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD, DHL (hon), FAANS , FACS
Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology,
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Director, Neurosurgical Pituitary Center,
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Research Faculty, Graduate Programs in Neuroscience and Cellular and Molecular Medicine,
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Clinical Director, Brain Tumor Surgery Program,
The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Location: 

Werner Auditorium, Florida Hospital Orlando

601 East Rollins Street, Orlando, FL 32803

RSVP at FHDLS.info or (407) 303-9239

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