Bringing together leading clinicians and scientists, the UCSF Cognition in Brain Cancer Symposium examines the latest in our understanding of cognitive impairment and rehabilitative treatment for patients with brain tumors.

The live webinar event was designed to provide and support interdisciplinary discussion, as a critical step towards improving patient outcomes, including health related quality of life. Topics centered around the scope of cognitive impairments in brain cancer, at risk populations, neural mechanisms impacting cognition, and pharmacological and rehabilitative therapeutic strategies for adult patients with brain tumors.

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Cognition & Health Related Quality of Life

Moderator: Shawn Hervey-Jumper, MD | UCSF

An Overview of Cognition and Health Related Quality of Life in Adult Brain Cancer Patients

Jeffrey Wefel, PhD | MD Anderson Cancer Center



Risks of Cognitive Impairments with Cancer-Directed Therapies

Moderator: Mitchel Berger, MD | UCSF

Surgical Risk of Cognitive Impairment

Hugues Duffau, MD | Université de Montpellier, France

Effects of Cancer Treatments on Cognition

Martin Klein, PhD | VU University Medical Center, Netherlands


Mechanisms of Neural Network Disruption

Moderator: Jennie Taylor, MD | UCSF

The Influence of Gliomas on Network Dynamics

Saritha Krishna, PhD & Shawn Hervey-Jumper, MD | UCSF

Mechanistic Underpinnings of Chemotherapy-Related Cognitive Impairment

Michelle Monje, MD, PhD | Stanford University


Neurological Complications of Cancer Therapies: A Clinical Perspective

Jörg Dietrich, MD, PhD | Massachusetts General Hospital



Novel Therapeutics for Cognitive Recovery

Moderator: Jennie Taylor, MD | UCSF

Pharmacological and Rehabilitative Approaches to Cognitive Management

Karin Gehring, PhD | Tilburg University, Netherlands

The Clinical Application of Cognitive Rehabilitation

Christina Weyer Jamora, RN, PhD & Melissa Brie, PsyD | UCSF


Developing Programs for Patients & Caregivers

Moderator: Susan Chang, MD | UCSF

Programmatic Initiatives for Patients and Caregivers
Including Patient and Caregiver Perspectives

Naomi Hoffer, MA; Alexa Greenstein, NP; and Margaretta Page, RN | UCSF



Summary & Future Directions: Implications for the Field

Moderator: Jennie Taylor, MD | UCSF




Symposium Co-Chairs




Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.

The Lower Grade Glioma Research Collective (loglio)

Sheri Sobrato Brisson Brain Cancer Survivorship Program

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

UCSF Neuro-Oncology Gordon Murray Caregiver Program



Contact Naomi Hoffer ([email protected]).