April 2016

10th Annual Kempfer Functional Neuroanatomy Seminar

This two-day continuing education course is ideal for medical professionals interested in the anatomical structure and function of the central nervous system.

April 8 - 9, 2016

Details and registration

14th Annual Run for the Rose

Hosted by the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation, this certified 5K has helped raise more than $4 million for brain cancer research at MD Anderson and pediatric health initiatives at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016
NRG Park

5th Annual Stand-Up for Brain Cancer Gala

The Broach Foundation for Brain Cancer Research supports the research lab of Frederick Lang, M.D. The foundation has donated nearly $3 million for brain cancer research at MD Anderson. The 5th annual gala will feature legendary comedian Martin Short.  

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
River Oaks Country Club

May 2016

CureFest 2016

The CureFest Music Festival is a family-friendly event that has raised more than $500,000 for brain cancer research at MD Anderson over the past four years. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Humble Civic Arena

Past Events

6th Annual Spine Tumor Patient Education Conference

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
View the video presentations from the event.


  • Together in Hope

    Together in Hope is a conference for brain tumor cancer patients and their families that occurs every two years.

    This year's event was held on August 9-11, 2013. The next conference will be in 2015, stay tuned for more information!

  • Together in Hope
    The 2013 Together in Hope conference updated brain tumor patients and their families on the newest research on  causes and treatment of brain tumors, as well as strategies for dealing with issues faced by brain tumor patients, their loved ones and their caregivers.
  • Together in Hope

    Check-in at the 2013 Together in Hope Conference held in August. The next conference will be in 2015. 

  • HFTC

    The inaugural Head for the Cure Houston race off to a great start! 

  • HFTC

    Kenneth Aldape, M.D., Chas Haynes of SNO/CERN, Mark Gilbert, M.D., and Terri Armstrong, Ph.D, at the inaugural Head for the Cure Houston race on Sunday, October 13, 2013. 

  • HFTC

    Kristin Odom of MD Anderson/BTTC/CERN with Matt Anthony, Founder of Head for the Cure.

  • HFTC

    Dr. Alfred Yung, Department Chair of Neuro-Oncology at MD Anderson with Dr. Suyun Huang, Department of Neurosurgery-Research volunteering at Head for the Cure Houston 2013. 

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