March 15, 2017 – 7- 8:30 p.m.
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg 

To assist in planning seating RSVP to: Research_Communications@umanitoba.ca
or call 204-474-6689

A brain tumour is one of the most frightening diagnoses a person can receive.  These cancers are some of the deadliest known, and many of them, such as glioblastoma and medulloblastoma, are most common in children and young adults.  What can be done in the face of such an aggressive and often incurable disease?  U of M scientists are using stem cells and molecular biology to develop new tools and treatments to fight these tumours and bring hope to patients and their families.  Please join us to hear about their ground-breaking research.

Moderator:

Dr. Thomas Klonisch
Professor and Head, Human Anatomy and Cell Biology, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Panelists:

Dr. Sachin Katyal
Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences; Senior Scientist, Research Institute of Oncology and Hematology, a joint institute of CancerCare Manitoba and the University of Manitoba

Dr. Marshall Pitz
Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology), Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences; Chair, Brain Tumour Disease Site Group, CancerCare Manitoba

Dr. Tamra Werbowetski-Ogilvie
Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, and Principal Investigator, Regenerative Medicine Program, Canada Research Chair in Neuro-Oncology and Human Stem Cells, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences