An evening with our researchers

Wednesday 7 February 2018

On 6 March, we're hosting a unique opportunity to get your research questions answered as our Scientific Advisory Board comes together from across the globe

Renowned researchers that we fund and scientific advisers to The Charity, will be presenting to update you on brand new, innovative research and answer your questions.

They will be discussing the role of genetics, symptom management, new therapies and developments.

Led by the renowned Professor Richard Gilbertson from the Cambridge Cancer Centre, the panel will include Paul Northcott currently resident at St Judes Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, America and Terri Armstrong and Mark Gilbert from the National Institute of Health in Maryland (one of the world's foremost medical research centres).

The floor will then be opened for you to ask these knowledgeable experts any questions you have about research, clinical trials, drug pathways, and much more.

We will also tackle the questions of the areas of underfunded research and what are the biggest barriers to progress in the brain tumour field.

Dr David Jenkinson, our Chief Scientific Officer says: We know that those affected by a brain tumour have many questions about what is happening to ensure no-one else has to go through what they are experiencing.

“This evening will bring together a world-class group of researchers to discuss the progress research is making to bring hope to them and their families."

“Every year, 11,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour - that's 30 a day - and our five-year research strategy A Cure Can't Wait aims to double survival within 10 years and halve the harm caused by brain tumours on quality of life."

“We are committed to fighting for all those people whose lives are turned upside down by this devastating disease.

The evening, at King's College London between 7-9pm, will also be hosted by ITV news journalist and OBE, Alastair Stewart, who has a personal connection to The Charity and is a well-respected newscaster with decades of experience.

Alastair has supported The Charity for several years now and narrated the first Everest in the Alps video in 2015.

“It is an honour to be able to work with such a worthwhile charity and their continuing efforts to tackle this disease."

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