Online Presentation and Live Q&A
Pediatric Brain Tumors: Advances in Treatment & Survival
Teaming together to treat brain tumors in children and adolescents
Time: Noon to 1 p.m. CST
Date: April 25
Register: Please register by filling out the form in the box to the right
About Pediatric Brain Tumors
Pediatric brain tumors are the second most common cancer in children with approximately 2,500 to 3,500 brain tumors diagnosed in the United States each year. However, through the collaboration of Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and The University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital, dramatic advances are being made in the treatment and survival of patients with these tumors.
Learn the signs and symptoms of pediatric brain tumors and how these tumors differ from those in adults, both in cell type and responsiveness to treatment.
- How minimally invasive neurosurgery is replacing craniotomies
- The direction of treatment in the future: local delivery of chemotherapy & other agents
- What clinical trials are available for new treatments
- How immunotherapy is enhancing response to treatment
- Proton therapy's role in the future of pediatric brain tumor treatment
Join Dr. David Sandberg, professor and chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at UTHealth Medical School, and director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Mischer Neuroscience Institute and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, along with Dr. Soumen Khatua, section chief of pediatric neuro-oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital on April 25 from Noon - 1 p.m. as they explore the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric brain tumors through their joint program.
About Dr. Sandberg:
David I. Sandberg, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P. serves as Professor and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. He has a special clinical and research interest in pediatric brain tumors, and is a national leader in developing novel surgical techniques to treat malignant brain tumors in children.
About Dr. Khutua:
Soumen Khatua, M.D. serves as Assistant Professor of the Division of Pediatrics and Section Chief of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital. His areas of expertise include high-grade glioma, diffuse pontine glioma, intracranial germ cell tumors and developing clinical trials using targeted therapy in pediatric brain tumors.