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The 3rd Annual Finnish Symposium on Brain Tumors


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Program updated 8th September 2017


The 3rd Annual Finnish Symposium on Brain Tumors                          
Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel, Turku, 26-27 October 2017

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Wolfgang Wick, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany
Prof. Frank Winkler, German Cancer Research Center, Germany
Prof. Sven Nelander, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
Prof. Bjarne Kristensen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Invited speakers:
Prof. Juha E. Jääskeläinen, University of Eastern Finland
Docent Päivi Lähteenmäki, Turku University Hospital, Finland
Docent Kristiina M. Huttunen, University of Eastern Finland
Prof. Heikki Minn, University of Turku, Finland

Thursday 26th October 2017
15:00 – 17:00   Registration  
17:00 – 17:10   Opening words from the chairman of FiBTRA
Session 1, Chairman: Professor Jukka Westermarck
17:10 – 18:00   Keynote: Prof. Wolfgang Wick, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany
                           Clinical glioma trials using molecular precision concepts
18:00 – 18:30   Invited talk: Prof.Juha E. Jääskeläinen, University of Eastern Finland
                           Four emerging clinical concepts in CNS tumor therapy
18:30 – 19:00   Invited talk: Docent Päivi Lähteenmäki, Turku University Hospital, Finland
                           Later health and quality of life in survivors of early age onset brain tumors
19:00 –             Symposium dinner
Friday 27th October 2017
Session 2, Chairman: Professor Pirjo Laakkonen
09:00 – 09:50   Keynote: Prof. Frank Winkler, German Cancer Research Center, Germany
                           Cellular networks: implications for brain tumor biology and therapy
09:50 – 10:10 Short talk: Kirsi Granberg, University of Tampere
                           Whole-exome sequencing identifies germline mutation in TP53 and ATRX in a child
                           with genomically aberrant AT/RT and her mother with anaplastic astrocytoma

10:10 – 10:30 Short talk: Abiodun Ayo, University of Helsinki
                           Targeting brain metastases of breast cancer by peptide-drug conjugates
10:30 – 11:00   Invited talk: Docent Kristiina M. Huttunen, University of Eastern Finland
                           Targeting drugs to gliomas by prodrug technology
11:00 – 11:45   Poster session
11:45 – 13:00   Lunch
Session 3, Chairman:  PhD Maria Gardberg
13:00 – 13:50   Keynote: Prof. Sven Nelander, Uppsala University, Sweden
                           Predictive oncology: systems scale analysis and prospective modeling of cancer stem cells from patients
13:50 – 14:10 Short talk: Phuong Doan, Tampere University of Technology
                           Induction of growth inhibition, cell cycle arrest and apoptosis of glioma CSCs and non-CSCs by phenol derivative
14:10 – 14:30   Short talk: Katri Kivinen, Hospital District of Southwest Finland
                           Fishing for translocations using NGS-based RNA sequencing
14:30 – 15:10   Keynote: Prof. Bjarne Kristensen, University of Southern Denmark 
                           Use of NGS and genome-wide methylation profiling to improve glioma diagnostics
15:10 – 15:30   Coffee break

Session 4, Chairman: Docent Kirsi Granberg
15:30 – 16:00   Invited talk: Prof. Heikki Minn, University of Turku, Finland
                           Somatostatin receptors in malignant glioma
16:00 – 16:20   Short talk: Xiang-Guo Li, University of Turku
                           Development of radiopharmaceuticals for PET imaging of brain tumors
16:20 – 16:40 Short talk: Vadim Le Joncour, University of Helsinki
                           Another one bites the dust: antihistamines as a novel treatment for invasive glioblastoma
16:40    Closing words and best poster prize


Supported by:







Doctoral Programme in Medicine and Life Sciences