Speaker Name(s): Sheila Singh, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.S.(C)
Description: Dr. Singh will define the cancer stem cell hypothesis, and describe why, despite recent criticisms, this hypothesis remains relevant to our current clinical treatment paradigms for cancer patients. She will outline the problem of brain tumours, describe our current knowledge of cancer stem cell populations in brain tumours, and discuss future therapeutic strategies that could target these tumour-initiating cells.