Professor Richard Gilbertson MBBS, PhD
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Back for 2019, Ask the Researcher gives you the chance to hear from, and put your questions to some of the world's most renowned researchers in the fight against brain tumours.
Research is the answer. The question is up to you!
“It was so uplifting to be at the very first Ask the Researcher event hearing the developments for our future care. And for the next one, I'm sure there will be more things to learn and even more ground breaking developments. I'd definitely recommend to anyone who's fighting or been affected by a brain tumour to go. No questions go unanswered, you will find a real sense of belonging at the event. Meeting people in similar circumstances. I know personally that the charity will have been working their upmost to give patients even more options and chances to defeat this terrible disease".
– Jordan, one of our Young Ambassadors.
When: Tuesday 26 February, 7 – 9pm. Doors open at 6:40pm for a prompt 7pm start.
Where: The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH
Tickets: £5 per person
Directions: the nearest tube station is Angel (Northern line), and is a five minute walk with signs directing you from the station. In the opposite direction is Highbury and Islington with great Underground and Overground connections.
If you're driving, the venue is located just outside the congestion charge zone on the A1.
You don’t need to be a scientific genius to come along. This event is for anyone wanting to learn more about the work being done to propel us towards a cure for this devastating disease. And if you have any questions, our scientists want to hear them!
Professor Richard Gilbertson is one of the world's leading experts in childhood brain tumours. He's been working in paediatric oncology as both a clinician and a researcher for almost 25 years. Director of the Cambridge Cancer Centre at Cambridge University, Professor Gilbertson is now also Chair of the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission and will be speaking about the progress that's been made so far and goals moving forward.
Dr Susan Chang is Director of Neuro-Oncology at University of California, San Francisco. Her research expertise are in the design of clinical trials, and development of novel therapies and imaging biomarkers for brain tumours. Dr Chang also has a strong interest in quality of life issues faced by patients with brain tumours and their families, and will be talking about ways this can be better monitored during clinical trials.
Professor Colin Watts is Professor of Neurosurgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. He’s also Chair of the University of Birmingham's newly established Brain Cancer Program. Professor Watts’ research focuses on improving the treatment and survival of patients with gliomas, including glioblastoma. Professor Watts is now the lead researcher on the Tessa Jowell BRAIN MATRIX trial and will tell you all about this new, innovative trial.