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1st Annual Brain Tumor Clinical Trial Workshop

WHEN:   March 9-10, 2018

Brain Tumor Workshop
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Course Directors

Xiaobu Ye, MD, MS - Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Dr. Xiaobu Ye is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Oncology/Biostatistics at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (JHMI), with over twenty years of experience using applied statistics in medical research since receiving her degrees in medicine and biostatistics. Dr. Ye has been a biostatistician working with clinical investigators from multiple institutions nationwide and designing brain tumor clinical trials for the NIH-founded clinical trial consortium (The NABTT CNS Consortium and now The Adult Brain Tumor Consortium) since 2003.  Dr. Ye also serves as an elected member of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Brain Malignancies Steering Committee for biostatistics and an elected member of NCI Head and Neck Steering Committee’s Metastatic-Recurrent Task Force for biostatistics. 

With years of experience in collaboration with clinical investigators, Dr. Ye also works with many clinical and basic science investigators in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. The main focus of her work has been implementing statistical methods in practical clinical research with an emphasis in clinical trials, relying heavily on scientific rationales in medicine, biology and principles of statistics.  Dr. Ye also served as faculty biostatistician for NCI National Research Service Award Research Training in Neuro-Oncology at Johns Hopkins.   

Stuart A. Grossman, MD - Professor of Oncology, Medicine & Neurosurgery

Stuart Grossman, M.D., professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, is co-Leader of the Brain Cancer Program and has directed the clinical and research neuro-oncology efforts at Johns Hopkins since 1981. He has served as Principal Investigator and Director of the Central Operations office of the National Cancer Institute-funded phase I/II brain tumor consortia (New Approaches to Brain Tumor Therapy CNS Consortium and the Adult Brain Tumor Consortium) for the past 22 years. He has led many phase I, II, and III institutional and cooperative group translational and clinical brain cancer research projects and has also directed neuro-oncology training programs at Johns Hopkins for decades.

Dr. Grossman's expertise is in brain cancers, translational and clinical research, and directing large, multicenter, multidisciplinary clinical trial groups and training programs.  He received his M.D. from the University of Rochester, his internal medicine house staff training at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, and his oncology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply for entry into this workshop by submitting the following materials to:

If your application is accepted, there is a $250 fee to participate.

 Applications should contain:

1) Applicant’s personal statement describing the applicant’s aspirations, career path, and how this workshop will be of value to them

2) Applicant’s curriculum vitae please include e-mail address)

3) Applicant’s research proposal

a) Proposed research question

b) Study hypothesis

c) Short background (250 words)

d) Proposed study schema (one PowerPoint slide)

Application Timeline

Applications will be accepted from November 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018

Acceptances will be mailed on February 1, 2018