Through the Sydney Vital travel award, Dr Amanda Hudson was able to attend the 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting and Education day of the Society for Neuro Oncology (SNO) based in San Francisco, USA. SNO is the leading international conference for the field of Neuro Oncology. The meeting attracted oncologists, scientists and health care workers alike, with the primary interest in brain cancer research. A multi-disciplinary conference, it’s dedicated to promoting developments in neuro-oncology through research and education, hence why the conference would present Dr Hudson with invaluable opportunities.
This year the main theme of the meeting focused on the ‘Cancer Moonshots,’ an initiative instigated by the National Cancer Institute which aims to accelerate cancer research to make more therapies available to more patients while also improving the ability to prevent and detect cancer from an early stage.
The conference presented a number of common and interesting themes including the importance of the immune system, in particular neutrophils and macrophages, and fatty acid metabolism. Albert Kim, who spoke on sub-clonal architecture and tumour evolution, was of particular relevance to Dr Hudson as the talk had particular relevance to her research.
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