Ivy Center at SNO

Meet Ivy Brain Tumor Center at SNO Annual Meeting

Ivy researchers to present encouraging results in multiple abstract presentations and posters

Leading neurosurgeons and neuroscientists from the Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow Neurological Institute will present pacesetting research at the 2022 Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida. 

The Ivy Center’s multiple presentations represent the broad portfolio of pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic-driven clinical trials, combining industry-partnered drug development with the nation’s largest operative brain tumor volume. From first-in-human clinical trials to cutting-edge drug-device combinations, Ivy Center experts are leading the oncology field forward.



About SNO 2022

The theme of this year’s conference, “Examining Tumors and their Environment to Improve Patient Care,” aims to bridge the gap between neuro-oncology research and clinical practice. SNO gathers more than 2,600 researchers and clinical scientists from over 40 countries worldwide to share knowledge and insights on the future of neuro-oncology research and treatment.

What: 27th Annual Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) Meeting, the world’s largest neuro-oncology conference

Where: Tampa Convention Center, located in the heart of the Gulf Coast in Tampa Bay, Florida

When: November 16-20, 2022

Who: Leading, worldwide oncology experts including Ivy Brain Tumor Center clinicians, scientists and researchers

Hear from Ivy Experts

Expand the sections below for information on when and where to hear from our experts at SNO.

For media inquiries, please contact: Jennifer Keeler


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Ivy Center Headquarters

The Ivy Brain Tumor Center is well underway on the construction of its new headquarters, the world’s largest translational research center dedicated solely to brain tumor drug development and treatment. The new building, located on the Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center campus in Phoenix, Arizona, will be home to the Ivy Center’s scientists, investigators, clinicians and operational staff. In addition to laboratory space, the new building will house 14,000 square feet for trials infrastructure and 7,000 square feet for multidisciplinary clinical consultation, an MRI-guided ultrasound suite and a video teleconference auditorium.


Meet the Experts at SNO

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Nader Sanai, MDDirector, Ivy Brain Tumor Center and Chief of Neurosurgical Oncology, Barrow Neurological Institute

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Kris Smith, MDNeurosurgeon

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Shwetal Mehta, PhDDeputy Director and Pre-Clinical Core Leader

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Artak Tovmasyan, PhDPharmacokinetics Core Leader

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An-Chi Tien, PhDPharmacodynamics Core Leader

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Charuta Furey, MDNeurosurgery Resident, Barrow Neurological Institute

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Wonsuk Yoo, PhDAssociate Professor of Biostatistics

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Costanza Lo Cascio, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow

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Sonam Patel, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow

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Siddhi Desai, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow

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Anilkumar Thaghalli Shivanna, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow

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William KnightResearch Technician

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Kristin HendricksonResearch Nurse

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Jocelyn HarmonClinical Operations Director

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Amy HongData Management Specialist

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Melinda LangdonDirector of Marketing and Communications

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Michelle PalacinoMarketing Specialist

What It’s Like to Work Here

The Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow Neurological Institute is singularly focused on finding a cure for brain cancer. We’re moving closer to that goal through cutting-edge research, unparalleled patient care and the excellence of our people. The Ivy Center has built a framework of tools and resources to provide team members opportunities for professional and personal growth, ultimately setting them up for success. We’re committed to a culture of innovation – it’s embedded in all we do and drives our mission forward.

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If you represent a biotech or pharmaceutical company with investigational agents that would like to explore a partnership with the Ivy Brain Tumor Center please contact Dr. Nader Sanai.

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