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Barts and The London lead researcher organises 'Glioma Club' conference

The inaugural ‘Glioma Club’, a brain tumour conference for scientists and medical staff, is being held today (Thursday 23 September) at Barts and The London Medical School.

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Professor Silvia Marino
Professor Silvia Marino

Organised by Professor Silvia Marino from the Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, and Professor Paolo Salomoni from the Samantha Dickson Brain Cancer Unit at UCL, the conference brings together brain tumour experts from Barts and The London School of Medicine, UCLH, the Institute of Cancer Research, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, and others.

Glioma is a type of brain tumour arising from the glial cells in the brain, whose role would normally be to support the nerve cells in the brain. Gliomas account for 79 per cent of all malignant brain tumours, and tumours of the central nervous system.

Conference participants will present on their current research and clinical interests, and will cover topics such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in glioma surgery, and the genetics of high grade glioma in children.

The event will be supported by Cancer Research UK and the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust.

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