Brain Tumor DART

Faculty Members:

Kevin Becker, MD, PhD Leader

Joachim Baehring, MD

Ranjit Bindra, MD, PhD

Veronica Chiang, MD

Joseph Contessa, MD, PhD

Robert Fulbright, MD

Murat Gunel, MD

Anita Huttner, MD

Jennifer Moliterno-Gunel, MD

Joseph Piepmeier, MD

Alexander Vortmeyer, MD, PhD


Staff Members:

Nicole Arrato

Jamison Langguth

Kate Medow

Jane Perkins

Joe Watters



Objectives:

  • To be a premiere clinical referral center for patients with cancer of the nervous system and neurologic complications of cancer; to provide exceptional clinical and supportive care; to provide novel therapeutic options including all phases of clinical trial
  • To be a premiere academic center for research on cancer of the nervous system; to provide an infrastructure that fosters basic science and translational research
  • Education of residents and fellows

 

Goals for 2016:

  1. Hiring of Neuro-Oncology Faculty (DART leader; junior clinician scientists)
  2. Advance the personalized medicine project
  3. Advance clinical and translational Neuro-Immunology projects
  4. Complete mibefradil/re-irradiation trial; open trial of mibefradil/Stupp protocol for newly diagnosed glioblastoma (as part of the ABTC consortium)

 

Research Team Meetings: Thursdays at 2:30pm; LCI 7 Conference Room

Monthly Interdisciplinary Conference: Fridays at 2:00pm; Tumor Board Conference Room