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Hot Health | Focus on Cancer

Networking from 5:00pm with nibbles and drinks


Improving outcomes from brain tumours: the Otago collaborative approach

Dr Tania Slatter | Senior Research Fellow, Department of Pathology

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To cure all brain tumours new treatment strategies are required. The goal of our work is to improve the outcome for those with brain tumours using our collective expertise in molecular science, pathology, neurosurgery and radiology based at Otago. A novel categorisation of brain tumours into distinct groups based on key cancer promoting pathways has identified patients with tumours that are more difficult to treat. These tumours also have an increased recruitment of tumour promoting cells that aid tumour progression. Here the results of the study and future directions including that of a world first clinical trial based in Dunedin to image the brain tumour promoting cells using MRI will be presented.

Research Team: Tania Slatter, Noelyn Hung, Ahmad Taha, Marina Kazantseva, Sunali Mehta, Jean Zhou, Ben Wilson, Michael Reddy, and Antony Braithwaite

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Hot Health is 2018's addition to DSM's family of events, with the intention of bringing the School together for an informal evening of networking and discussion, with the opportunity to hear from a variety of speakers give talks on hot topics.

All University staff, students and alumni are warmly encouraged to attend these events. The general public is also very welcome.

Date Thursday, 2 August 2018
Time 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Audience All University,Public
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Departmental Seminar

Barnett Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor Dunedin Hospital

Contact NameGeorgia Richardson

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