In part 1, Quiñones-Hinojosa discusses the history of brain tumors, different types of tumors (non-cancerous vs cancerous) and what this means for treatment and prognosis. He then focuses on a specific type of tumor, glioblastoma multiforme, and outlines what oncologists and surgeons have learned about this cancer over the past 30 years and how this information has influenced treatment. He closes with a brief overview of what is known about brain tumor stem cells.
In the second part of his talk, Dr. Q presents results from his lab and others that are beginning to provide insight into understanding brain tumor stem cells and the key role they play in both causing and possibly curing brain cancer.
Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa, affectionately known as Dr. Q, is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology, Neuroscience and Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also director of the Brain Tumor Surgery Program and the Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory where he investigates the role of brain stem cells in… Continue Reading