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Cornering Cancer: Personalizing Medicine for Pediatric Brain Tumors

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Fleet Science Center

1875 El Prado

San Diego, CA 92101

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Exploring cancer research and treatments with researchers from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, local clinicians and patient advocates

Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. For 2019, the American Cancer Society predicts there will be over 1.7 million new cases of cancer in the U.S. alone.

New research has led to prevention, treatment and renewed hopes for patients living with cancer; but what does it take to research cancer, discover and implement new therapies? New findings are being published on a regular basis, but clinicians and patients alike struggle to keep up with all the information. How can patients be their own advocates to get the best treatments possible and understand the latest research breakthroughs for various cancers?

Join us as we discuss these and other questions surrounding five different cancers with researchers from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, as well as local clinicians, and patient advocates.

The events will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on select Sundays from August through December in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater at the Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets for each event are $10 online and $11 at the door (subject to availability). Seating is limited and we encourage purchasing tickets in advance.

Make it a complete night in Balboa Park by also enjoying a delicious meal at the Prado right before the event. The Prado Restaurant is generously supporting these events by offering a two-course dinner from their Centennial Theatre Menu priced at $31.95 per person with an additional 10% discount off your meal and a surprise taste when you show your Fleet tickets to the server upon seating. They’ll even give you a to-go coffee to enjoy on your walk from the Prado to the Fleet. To make a dinner reservation, please call 619-557-9441. See the menu below.

December 8, 2019
Personalizing Medicine for Pedriatic Brain Tumors

Brain tumors are the most common cause of cancer-related death in children. Although aggressive therapies have improved outcomes for children with brain tumors, many patients still die of these diseases, and those who survive suffer severe long-term side effects from the treatment. More effective and less toxic therapies are urgently needed. Through an exciting collaboration between SBP and Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine, we are isolating tumor cells from pediatric brain tumor patients and testing their responses to hundreds of drugs, to identify the drugs that are most effective at killing a given patient’s tumor cells. By using the most effective therapies for each patient’s tumor, we hope to reduce unnecessary toxicity and increase the chances of curing patients with these devastating diseases.

Featuring:
Dr. Robert Wechsler-Reya, Researcher at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Dr. John Crawford, Clinician at Rady’s Children Hospital
Patient / Patient Advocate to be announced



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