Brain Tumour Conference: Programme

CRUK Brain Tumour Conference

Brain Tumour Conference 2018

Organising Committee

Full details of our programme and speakers will be announced throughout the autumn however please find details of our session titles and organising commmittee below:

Session Titles

Chasing the cellular and molecular drivers of brain tumours
The role of neurodevelopmental pathways in brain tumorigenesis
The tumour microenvironment and the immune system 
Tumour evolution and heterogeneity
The biology of the blood-brain barrier
Developing new models of brain tumours
Clinical trials

Please note the order and titles of session are subject to change.

Organising Committee

Olivier Ayrault (Institut Curie, France)
Adrienne Boire (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA)
Mark Gilbert (National Cancer Institute, USA)
Richard Gilbertson (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute and University of Cambridge, UK)
Daphne Haas-Kogan (Brigham Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA)
Darren Hargrave (Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and University College London, UK)
Joanna Joyce (Ludwig Institute and the University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
Stefan Pfister (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Germany)
Steve Pollard (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Michael Taylor (The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada)

Contact us

If you need more information on the event please contact us:


If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please do get in touch with:

Freya Parry
Head of Research Brand and Communications
020 3469 8471

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