Dr. John de Groot

Dr. John de Groot is Division Chief, Neuro Oncology Division in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California San Francisco. He is an expert in the fields of glioma angiogenesis and molecularly targeted therapy. He completed his medical education at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and pursued internship and residency at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Following a clinical fellowship at MD Anderson, Dr. de Groot joined the faculty in 2004. His translational research program has produced critical insights into how gliomas respond to and resist killing by anti-angiogenic agents and illuminated therapeutic approaches employed in clinical trials to overcome this resistance. Dr. de Groot has also significantly contributed to the discovery of biomarkers of response and progression in glioblastoma patients treated with anti-angiogenic therapy, and as a result has opened multiple biomarker-driven clinical trials. Dr. de Groot has served as the principal investigator (PI) or co-investigator on multiple funded National Cancer Institute, foundation, and industry-sponsored grants. He is the PI of numerous clinical trials involving novel agents being tested in patients with glioblastoma and is a leader of MD Anderson's Glioblastoma Moon Shot. Dr. de Groot has eighty peer reviewed articles. He is or has been a peer reviewer for 23 scientific journals, both national and international, and is on four editorial review boards.

Dr. David Reardon

Dr. David Reardon serves as Clinical Director of the Center for Neuro-Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and is a Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Reardon previously served as associate deputy director of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University. He completed his residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and a fellowship at the University of Michigan. His expertise includes the design and implementation of clinical trials for neuro-oncology and the preclinical evaluation of promising therapeutics. His work includes evaluation of innovative clinical therapeutics with particular focus on immune therapeutics. Dr. Reardon has published over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts and received the R. Wayne Rundles Award for Excellence in Cancer Research.

Dr. Nicholas Butowski

Dr. Nicholas Butowski is a neuro-oncologist practicing at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Butowski serves as director of translational research in neuro-oncology and a researcher at the Brain Tumor Center. He specializes in brain tumors, neuroimaging, cognitive and rehabilitative neurology, and complementary therapies for neurological disorders. In his research, Dr. Butowski focuses on developing treatments for primary brain tumors as well as methods to ensure good quality of life for patients and to assist them in recovering from, or coping with, brain injury. Dr. Butowski earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in neuro-oncology at UCSF. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and Society for Neuro-oncology.