Invitation to Cover: Major New Initiative to Defeat Pediatric Brain Tumors to be Announced at National Press Club

Model will fundamentally change the way pediatric cancer research and drug discovery is funded and conducted

--()--National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS):

 

WHAT

 

Launch of Project Impact: A Campaign to Defeat Pediatric Brain Tumors

 

WHEN

Monday, September 12, 2016

Press Event: Noon – 1:00 PM (Media Registration: 11:45 AM)
Reception: 1:30 – 3:00 PM
 

WHERE

National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20045

 

WHO

National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) and several world renowned experts in the field of pediatric neuro-oncology

 

SPEAKERS

David Arons, JD: CEO, National Brain Tumor Society; President Pediatric Cancer Cure, LLC; Member, Blue Ribbon Panel, Cancer Moonshot Initiative; Chair, National Cancer Institute’s National Council of Research Advocates

 

Roger J. Packer, MD: Senior VP of the Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine and Director of Brain Tumor Institute at Children’s National Medical Center; Scientific Director, Defeat Pediatric Brain Tumors Research Collaborative

 

Suzanne J. Baker, PhD: Director of the Brain Tumor Research Division, Co-Leader of the Neurobiology & Brain Tumor Program, and Endowed Chair in Brain Tumor Research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Principle Investigator within the Defeat Pediatric Brain Tumors Research Collaborative

 

Raphaël Rousseau, MD, PhD – Group Medical Director / Global Franchise Head, Pediatrics, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group

 

Cord Schlobohm: Father of child lost to pediatric brain tumor and pediatric brain tumor research advocate; recently served as a patient advocate on the Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program of the Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Fund.

 

WHY

More than 4,600 children and adolescents (ages 0-19) will be diagnosed this year with a brain tumor, the most prevalent form of pediatric cancer. Brain tumors surpass leukemia as the deadliest form of cancer for kids under age 14. NBTS will announce details of a capital campaign that will provide sustainable support for research into pediatric brain tumors and promote a new model of collaboration and data-sharing within the pediatric neuro-oncology community to expedite discoveries and their translation toward new treatments.

About National Brain Tumor Society

National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) is the largest nonprofit organization in the US dedicated to the brain tumor community. We are committed to finding better treatments and driving progress toward a cure for brain tumors. We drive a multi-faceted and thoughtful approach to influence and fund strategic research, as well as advocate for policy changes, to achieve the greatest impact, results, and progress for brain tumor patients. Money raised by the donations of our supporters directly funds groundbreaking discoveries, programs, clinical trials and policy initiatives. Learn more at www.braintumor.org

Contacts

National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS):
Media Contacts:
Tom Halkin, 617-393-2849
thalkin@braintumor.org
or
Michael Antonellis, 617-393-2841
mantonellis@braintumor.org

Contacts

National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS):
Media Contacts:
Tom Halkin, 617-393-2849
thalkin@braintumor.org
or
Michael Antonellis, 617-393-2841
mantonellis@braintumor.org