The Brain Tumor Center organizes periodic faculty retreats and patient conferences to discuss current issues in the treatment of brain tumors. See highlights from these past events.
2012 Retreat The Brain Tumor Center marked its fifth anniversary by hosting its first collaborative retreat on May 14 and 15, 2012. The retreat was held at the American Museum of Natural History and the Rockefeller Research Laboratories Auditorium and attended by more than 100 people from 14 institutions.
2010 Retreat The Brain Tumor Center hosted its second retreat at the historic Metropolitan Club of New York on Friday, March 5, 2010. More than 60 people attended from ten clinical departments and six SKI programs as well as the external advisory board, the executive board, clinical and basic science fellows, and invited guests.
2009 Patient Conference On April 17, 2009, nearly 200 people attended a patient conference co-sponsored by the Brain Tumor Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering and the National Brain Tumor Society. Watch videos from this conference.
2008 Retreat The Brain Tumor Center held its first annual retreat on May 16, 2008, at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in downtown New York City. This was the first opportunity for all of the clinical and research groups with an interest in brain tumors to come together and look for areas of collaboration.
brain tumor (brayn TOO-mer)
The growth of abnormal cells in the tissues of the brain. Brain tumors can be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer).
Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)