EM1508C Unraveling the Fundamentals of Brain Tumor Cell Migration (IM GR-081415)
The goal of this presentation is to review the state of the field of malignant glioma including diagnosis and clinical management. In addition, a major focus will be on the failure of molecular targeted therapies to date and the important role that tumor cell migration plays in key aspects of tumor progression.
UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, commnity physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Understand the role of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy in the management of patients with all grades of glioma.
- Identify the unique properties of gliomas that make them incurable with current therapies.
- Identify the genetic mutations that have lead to a new classification of gliomas.
- Understand the approach being taken on the basic and translational fronts to try and understand tumor cell migration and develop directed therapies.
Robert Bachoo, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
Department on Internal Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology
- 1.00 AMA