Sunday, 08. December 2019, Fleet Science Center, Cornering Cancer: Research and the Power to Cure—Exploring cancer research and treatments with local researchers, clinicians and patient advocates

from 08. December 2019 - 19:00 till 20:30

Fleet Science Center

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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.
 
December 8, 2019Personalizing 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.   
 


 

Cornering Cancer: Research and the Power to Cure—Exploring cancer research and treatments with local researchers, clinicians and patient advocates, Fleet Science Center event

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