Journal of Neuro-Oncology

, Volume 128, Issue 1, pp 175–182 | Cite as

Neuro-oncology biotech industry progress report

  • Shamik ChakrabortyEmail author
  • Imithri Bodhinayake
  • Amrit Chiluwal
  • David J. Langer
  • Rosamaria Ruggieri
  • Marc Symons
  • John A. Boockvar
Meeting Proceedings


The Brain Tumor Biotech Center at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, in collaboration with Voices Against Brain Cancer hosted The Brain Tumor Biotech Summit at in New York City in June 2015. The focus was once again on fostering collaboration between neuro-oncologist, neurosurgeons, scientists, leaders from biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, and members of the financial community. The summit highlighted the recent advances in the treatment of brain tumor, and specifically focused on targeting of stem cells and EGFR, use of prophage and immunostimulatory vaccines, retroviral vectors for drug delivery, biologic prodrug, Cesium brachytherapy, and use of electric field to disrupt tumor cell proliferation. This article summarizes the current progress in brain tumor research as presented at 2015 The Brain Tumor Biotech Summit.


Glioblastoma Brain tumors Biotechnology 


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The authors individually and as a whole have no relevant disclosures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brain Tumor Biotech Center, Feinstein Institute for Medical ResearchHofstra Northwell School of MedicineManhassetUSA
  2. 2.Department of Neurological SurgeryHofstra Northwell School of MedicineManhassetUSA
  3. 3.Department of Neurological Surgery and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Lenox Hill Brain Tumor CenterLenox Hill HospitalNew YorkUSA

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