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Bringing together leading clinicians and scientists, this live webinar event on March 5, 2021 will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest in treatment and research for brain tumors. Experts from UCSF will be joined by special guest speakers from the Jackson Laboratory, Harvard Medical School and the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States. There is no cost for this program, but registration is required and CEU credits are not available.

 

Program

 

Overview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Remarks

 

SEER Updates on the Incidence of Brain Tumors in the United States

Guest Speaker
Carol Kruchko
President & Chief Mission Officer, Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS)

Preview of the WHO 2021 CNS Tumor Classification Scheme

Arie Perry, MD
Professor, UCSF Departments of Pathology and Neurological Surgery; Director of Neuropathology; Director of Neuropathology Fellowship Training Program, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Brain Tumor Genomics/Epigenomics: Transforming Neuropathology from a Microscopic Impression to an Exact Diagnosis

David A. Solomon, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Director of Molecular Neuro-Oncology, UCSF Clinical Cancer Genomics Laboratory, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

 

 

 

Imaging

 

 

Comprehensive Brain Tumor Imaging

Soonmee Cha, MD
Professor; Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency; Associate Program Director, Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency; Departments of Radiology and Neurological Surgery, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Advanced Imaging Technologies for Brain Tumors

Javier Villanueva-Meyer, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF

 

 

 

Translational Research

 

 

 

Overview of Laboratory Research Programs at the Brain Tumor Center

Russell O. Pieper, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery; Director of Basic Science, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Temozolomide-induced Hypermutation: Mechanisms and Clinical Relevance

Joseph F. Costello, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery; Director, Training Program in Translational Brain Tumor Research; UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Dissecting Response to Treatment in Adult Patients with a Glioma

Guest Speaker
Roel Verhaak, PhD
Professor and Associate Director of Computational Biology, The Jackson Laboratory

 

 

 

Glioma Management:
Surgery, Radiation
and Medical/Supportive Care

 

 

 

 

Current Modalities for the Surgical Management of Gliomas

Mitchel S. Berger, MD
Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery; Principal Investigator, UCSF SPORE Brain Tumor Program; Co-Director, Adult Brain Tumor Surgery Program; Director, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Shawn Hervey-Jumper, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Update in Surgically Based Clinical Trials for Glioma

Manish K. Aghi, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Radiation Modalities for Gliomas

Steve Braunstein, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Current Management of Low-Grade Gliomas

Jennie Taylor, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Current Management of High-Grade Gliomas

Nancy Ann Oberheim Bush, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Management of Adolescent and Young Adult Tumors

Jessica Schulte, MD, PhD
Clinical Instructor, Department of Neurology, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Precision Medicine for Gliomas

Jennifer Clarke, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Neurology, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Translational Clinical Trials in Neuro-Oncology

Nicholas Butowski, MD
Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Cognitive Rehabilitation in Brain Tumor Populations: Current State of the Art

Christina Weyer Jamora, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Neuro-Oncology Caregiver Support: Strategies for Including the Caregiver in Your Plan of Care

Margaretta Page, MS, RN
Nurse Coordinator, UCSF Neuro-Oncology Gordon Murray Caregiver Program, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Surviving, Thriving and Living Well: Supporting our Patients through the Brain Tumor Journey

Alexa Greenstein, RN, FNP-C
Sheri Sobrato Brisson Brain Cancer Survivorship Program, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

How Palliative Care Can Enhance Cancer Care for Patients Living With Brain Tumors

Brook Calton, MD, MHS
Associate Professor, Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, UCSF

 

 

 

Central Nervous
System Metastasis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radiation Modalities and Strategies for CNS Metastases

Steve Braunstein, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Medical Management of CNS Metastases

Mariza Daras, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Precision Medicine-based Approaches to Metastatic Disease

Guest Speaker
Priscilla K. Brastianos, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital

 

 

 

Extra-Axial
Brain Tumors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surgical Management of Meningiomas and Other Skull Base Tumors

Philip Theodosopoulos, MD
Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery; Chief & Director, Skull Base Tumor Program, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Surgical Management of Pituitary Tumors

Sandeep Kunwar, MD
Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery; Surgical Director, California Center for Pituitary Disorders; UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Radiation Modalities and Strategies for Extra-Axial Tumors

David Raleigh, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Medical Management of Extra-Axial Tumors

Nancy Ann Oberheim Bush, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Closing Remarks

 

 

 

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