Highlights of children with Cancer UK's Workshop on Drug Delivery in Paediatric Brain Tumours

Audrey Nailor, David A. Walker, Thomas S. Jacques, Kathy E. Warren, Henry Brem, Pamela R. Kearns, John Greenwood, Jeffrey I. Penny, Geoff Pilkington, Angel M. Carcaboso, Gudrun Fleischhack, Donald Macarthur, Irene Slavc, Lisethe Meijer, Steven Gill, Stephen Lowis, Dannis G. van Vuurden, Monica S. Pearl, Steven C. Clifford, Sorana MorrissyDelyan P. Ivanov, Kévin Beccaria, Richard J. Gilbertson, Karin Straathof, Jordan J. Green, Stuart Smith, Ruman Rahman, John-Paul Kilday

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Abstract

The first Workshop on Drug Delivery in Paediatric Brain Tumours was hosted in London by the charity Children with Cancer UK. The goals of the workshop were to break down the barriers to treating central nervous system (CNS) tumours in children, leading to new collaborations and further innovations in this under-represented and emotive field. These barriers include the physical delivery challenges presented by the blood–brain barrier, the underpinning reasons for the intractability of CNS cancers, and the practical difficulties of delivering cancer treatment to the brains of children. Novel techniques for overcoming these problems were discussed, new models brought forth, and experiences compared.
Original languageEnglish
Article number630
JournalEcancermedicalscience
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2016
EventChildren with Cancer UK’s Workshop on Drug Delivery in Paediatric Brain Tumours - Royal College of Physicians, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Feb 20162 Feb 2016
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4817522/

Keywords

  • drug delivery
  • translational medicine
  • paediatrics
  • brain tumors
  • glioma
  • medulloblastoma
  • CNS involvment
  • blood-brain barrier

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