About Prof. Rutka:
Prof. Dr. James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS, FAAP, FAANS
Based in Toronto, Ontario, Prof. Rutka is a world-reknown neuro-surgeon and researcher in neuro-oncology. He is director of the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.
His research focuses on the invasive properties of malignant glioma, the most common and most aggressive primary brain tumour in adults.
Glioma invasion into the surrounding brain parenchyma is a leading cause of tumour recurrence and treatment failure. Previous work in Prof.
Rutka’s laboratory has identified alterations in the expression of upstream regulators of GTPases known as Guanine nucleotide Exchange Factors or GEFs. Cytoskeletal GTPases play critical roles in cell motility and migration. Prof. Rutka’s lab is now developing a system to target these proteins in glioma. In collaboration with the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, his team is designing a nanoparticle based delivery system as a novel approach to treat gliomas.
An inauguration in the presence of the Minister of Health, Mars Di Bartolomeo and Son Altesse Royale La Grande-Duchesse Maria Térésa will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 1.00pm in front of the Amphitheater of the CHL and in the presence of the media.
Read the press invitation (French version)