NCLL Offers U.P. Brain Tumor Center Talk

Thursday 21, 2017

Please note the Jan. 2 registration deadline.

The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host an Upper Peninsula Brain Tumor Center (UPBTC) presentation on glioblastoma. The talk will explore research into factors that make the cancer more resistant to treatment, more likely to recur and better able to evade the immune system. The event will be held from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Glioblastoma is one of the most common types of malignant brain tumors among adults. Presenters include Robert Belton, NMU biology professor and research director of the UPBTC; Sonia Geschwindt, neurosurgeon at the UPHS brain and spine center and clinical director of UPBTC; and NMU students. Students will share their research experiences and discuss how it prepares them for their careers.

There is no cost to attend. Register before Tuesday, Jan. 2, by calling 227-2979. Contact Sally Olsen at 226-8347 for more information.

Jill Vermeulen
Student Writer