Professor Richard Gilbertson MBBS, PhD
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Ask the Research is back for February 2019, as we bring you a great opportunity to hear from some of the world's leading researchers in the fight against brain tumours. And we'll give you the chance to get your questions answered.
Back again for 2019, our successful Ask the Researcher event will give you the chance to hear more about how we're moving closer to a cure. You'll learn more about the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission, and the newly announced adaptive platform trial for glioma - the Tessa Jowell BRAIN-MATRIX. And you'll hear how researchers are improving the way we measure quality of life in clinical trials.
You'll then be given the chance to put your questions to the panel. The panel will be led by Professor Richard Gilbertson, Chair of our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and renowned researcher. Also on the panel will be SAB members and respected experts in the field of brain tumours, Professor Colin Watts and Doctor Susan Chang.
When: 26 February 2019, 7pm-9pm
Where: The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH
Tickets cost: £5 per person.
We'd love to see you there.
This is a fantastic evening for anyone who'd like to know more about the work being done to propel us towards a cure for this devastating disease.
You don't need an in-depth understanding of science or research to enjoy the event and learn something new.
We currently fund over 222 forward-thinking researchers across 58 different research projects. Each of the scientists joining us are members of our scientific advisory board, who provide their guidance and expertise to ensure we only fund the very best research out there. So Ask the Researcher is the perfect event to learn more about research, put your questions to the experts and discover the exciting new progress being made to defeat brain tumours fast.
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.
Professor Gilbertson – The progress that has been made over the last year with the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission and what the goals are for the mission going forward.
Doctor Chang – Ways in which quality of life issues faced by patients with brain tumours and their families can be monitored during clinical trials.
Professor Watts – The Tessa Jowell BRAIN-MATRIX – a newly announced adaptive platform trial for glioma patients, which aims to increase the opportunities for brain tumour patients to try non-standard treatments.
Join us at Ask the Researcher on 26 February 2019, 7pm-9pm, at The Business Design Centre.
Tickets cost £5 each.
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“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.