Highlights of children with Cancer UK’s workshop on drug delivery in paediatric brain tumours

Nailor, Audrey and Walker, David A. and Jacques, Thomas S. and Warren, Kathy E. and Brem, Henry and Kearns, Pamela R. and Greenwood, John and Penny, Jeffrey I. and Pilkington, Geoffrey J. and Carcaboso, Angel M. and Fleischhack, Gudrun and Macarthur, Donald and Slavc, Irene and Meijer, Lisethe and Gill, Steven and Lowis, Stephen and van Vuurden, Dannis G. and Pearl, Monica S. and Clifford, Steven C. and Morrissy, A. Sorana and Ivanov, Delyan P. and Beccaria, Kévin and Gilbertson, Richard J. and Straathof, Karin and Green, Jordan J. and Smith, Stuart and Rahman, Ruman and Kilday, John-Paul (2016) Highlights of children with Cancer UK’s workshop on drug delivery in paediatric brain tumours. ecancermedicalscience, 10 (630). ISSN 1754-6605

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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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Drug delivery, translational medicine, paediatrics, brain tumours, glioma, medulloblastoma, CNS involvement, blood-brain barrier
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3332/ecancer.2016.630
Depositing User: Smith, Stuart
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2016 12:22
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2016 15:03
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/37640

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