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Prof Richard J Gilbertson: ‘A ground state for cancer’

9th December 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre Lecture Series

CRUK Cambridge Research Institute Lecture Theatre

(Li Ka Shing Centre – Robinson Way)

 

Tuesday 9th December – 16.00

(drink reception to follow)

 

Host: Professor Patrick Maxwell

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Guest Lecturer:          Prof. Richard J. Gilbertson MRCP PhD

(Scientific and Comprehensive Cancer Centre Director, Executive Vice President, Director of the Division of Brain Tumour Research – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis)

 

‘A ground state for cancer’

Richard Gilbertson trained as a paediatric oncologist in the UK where he earned his B.Med.Sci. (1991), MB.BS. (1992) and Ph.D. (1998) degrees, becoming a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1995. He moved to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, in 2000 where he is the Scientific and Comprehensive Cancer Centre Director, Executive Vice President, Director of the Division of Brain Tumour Research, and holds the Lillian R. Cannon Endowed Chair. His laboratory research is focused on understanding the link between normal development and the origins of cancer, particularly brain tumours. His lab was the first to describe a cancer stem cell niche; demonstrate that a solid cancer can arise from tissue specific stem cells; use innovative cross-species genomics to trace the developmental origins of paediatric brain tumours; and to use whole genome sequencing to identify novel subgroup-specific mutations in medulloblastoma and ependymoma. His research has been translated into numerous diagnostic tests and innovative clinical trials for children with cancer.

Details

Date:
9th December 2014
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

CRUK Cambridge, Li Ka Shing Centre
Robinson Way
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 0RE United Kingdom
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