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Glioma

A glioma is a specific type of central nervous system tumor that arises from glial cells, the type of cell that makes up the connective tissue of the brain. Gliomas are classified by cell type, grade and location. The most common types of gliomas are ependymomas, astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, brainstem gliomas and optic nerve gliomas. 

Latest Glioma grants

Bakhos Tannous, PhD, Principal Investigator
Massachusetts General Hospital
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2018
Paul Knoepfler, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of California, Davis Medical Center
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2017
Kevin Cassady, MD & Christopher Walker, PhD, Principal Investigator
Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2016

Latest Glioma blog posts

by Trish Adkins

For Eden, the trouble began when she was 10 years old. The trouble had a name: pain. It seemed normal at first—maybe a side effect from dancing or growing. But then it never went away and then, suddenly, Eden could not... more
by Trish Adkins

Children with certain types of hard-to-treat childhood cancers just got another huge dose of hope. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to a drug called Vitrakvi (also known... more
by Adam Paris

Eden is a 13 year old who loves to shoot photos and smile for her own snapshots. After being unable to walk or practice her favorite activity, dancing, for nearly a year, she was diagnosed at age 10 with a cancer no doctor... more