The first clinical trial for ONC206 in adults with primary central nervous system neoplasms will be conducted at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) under the leadership of Mark Gilbert, MD, Chief of the Neuro-Oncology
Branch, Center for Cancer Research (CCR) and Brett Theeler, MD, Clinical Collaborator at the NCI Neuro-Oncology
"In a phase 1 trial, we strive to show that a new drug candidate is first and foremost safe for patients and at the same time, aim to demonstrate initial evidence of efficacy," said corresponding author Antonio Chiocca, M.D., Ph.D., lead author and Chairman of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the Institute for the Neurosciences at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School, and Surgical Director of the Center for Neuro-oncology
at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
One of the most reputed neurosurgeons in India and senior consultant Dr Dilip Panikar will be visiting Qatar for consultations, Dr Panikar is experienced in the field pg neurosurgery, neuro-oncology
and skull-base surgery, reconstructive surgery for craniofacial deformities, functional neurosurgery and neurovascular surgery.
Anna Golebiewska, Junior Principal Investigator at the NORLUX Neuro-Oncology
Laboratory in LIH's Department of Oncology and co-first author of the study.
The company has added Dr David Reardon, clinical director of the Center for Neuro-Oncology
at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and a professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School to its Scientific Advisory Board; Dr Timothy Cloughesy, professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and a member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center; Dr Nicholas Butowski, a neuro-oncologist practicing at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, California, and director of translational research in neuro-oncology
and a researcher at the Brain Tumor Center.
"He is a renowned vascular neurosurgeon who has particular experience and noted expertise in cranial base surgery, neurovascular disease, and neuro-oncology
," said Central Illinois Neuro Health Sciences when describing Dr.
The findings of the research were published in Neuro-Oncology
Warren received her medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Ala., where she also completed an internship, as well as a residency in neurology and a fellowship in neuro-oncology
. Additionally, Warren served as a faculty member for three years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
To honor the major developments that have taken place over the last 50 years, JNN published a series of articles in 2018 covering reflections on 50 years of neuroscience nursing for stroke; (1) neuro-oncology
; (2) neurotrauma; (3) movement disorders, neuromuscular disease, and multiple sclerosis; (4) and pediatric neuroscience nursing.
In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to Neuro-Oncology
Research Fund, c/o Dr.
Fluorescence-Guided Neurosurgery: Neuro-oncology
and Cerebrovascular Applications (online access included)
Astudy led by Robert Prins and Linda Liau of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, published in the journal Neuro-Oncology
, looked at the impact of a combined treatment for glioblastoma--the most-common and deadliest form of brain cancer--using a chemotherapy drug called decitabine and genetically modified immune cells.