Last week, a branch of the World Health Organization weighed in on the much debated question of a cell phone/brain cancer link.  The International Agency for Research into Cancer (IARC) announced that "radio frequency electromagnetic fields" - the type transmitted by by cell phones - as a "possible" cause of cancer in humans.

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2010 Annual Scientific Retreat

Thursday, September 30, 2021 to Friday, October 1, 2021

Thursday, September 308:30 – 9:00 – Welcome, Chairman’s Remarks, and Introductions

Karen Avery
Director of Foundation Relations, Smithsonian Institution

Steve Case
Chairman, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure

Max Wallace
CEO, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure

9:00 – 9:30 – Clinical Treatment of GBM – Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Go?

Mike Prados
Director of Translational Research in Neuro-Oncology, UCSF

9:45 – 12:00 – Molecular Elucidation of Brain Cancer

Lynda Chin
Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

Stephen Friend
President, Co-Founder and Director, Sage BioNetworks

Markus Bredel
Director, Radiation Oncology Brain Tumor Laboratory, UAB

1:00– 2:45 – New Strategies and Opportunities in Targeting GBM

Paul Mischel
Professor of Pathology, UCLA

Heidi Phillips
Senior Scientist, Genentech

David Schenkein
CEO, Agios Pharmaceuticals

3:00 – 4:15    

Martin Brown
Director, Division of Radiation and Cancer Biology, Stanford

Graeme Bilbe
Global Head of Neuroscience Research, Novartis

Friday, October 18:30 – 9:00 – Integration of Clinical Genomics into the Discovery and Development of Novel Cancer Therapies

Neil Gibson
Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Pfizer Oncology

9:00 – 11:00 – New Initiatives in Preclinical Animal Models for GBM

Terry Van Dyke
Chief, Mouse Cancer Genetics Program, NCI

David James
Professor of Neurological Surgery, UCSF

Neal Goodwin
The Jackson Laboratories

11:00 – 11:30 – New Clinical Trials in Brain Cancer

Karen Aboody
Associate Professor, Neurosciences, City of Hope

11:30 – 11:45 – Closing Remarks

Max Wallace
CEO, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure

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