University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Pediatric Malignancies Program Retreat

January 8, 2014, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Mission Bay
Genentech Hall

Translational research in Pediatric Brain Tumors


8:30 AM  Welcome/Introduction (15 min)
·        Corey Rafflel (UCSF)- Measles virus therapy for medulloblastoma
·        Xi Huang- (UCSF) ion channels in medullo
·        Jae Cho –(Stanford)
·        Jignesh Taylor (Cambridge))-Human neuroepithelial stem cells with germ-line mutation in PTCH
9:45AM-10AM: Discussion/Break
·        Daphne Haas-Kogan- (UCSF) Targeting gliomas
·        Claudia Petritsch –(UCSF) "Investigating a synergy of BRAFV600E targeted therapy and modulators of asymmetric cell division in pediatric malignant astrocytoma"
 10:30  Precision Medicine in Pediatric Brain tumors: Michael Prados (UCSF)

·        Michelle Monje-Deisseroth -(Stanford)- Neuron:glioma cell interactions in the developing brain
·        David James- (UCSF) Demethylase inhibitor  in DIPG
Surgical Neuro-oncology
·        Gerald Grant-(Stanford)- Blood brain barrier
Discussion/Close: 11:30-11:45 am

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