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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

Last year, we shared the story of 14-year-old Eden Green, who loves to take photos and dance. Eden was in treatment for a form of childhood cancer so rare, that doctors did not have a clinical name for it. After 4 months of treatment on a... more
Brain tumors are the deadliest form of childhood cancer, accounting for 30% of all cancer deaths each year.*  Sometimes just centimeters in size, these tumors present real treatment challenges because of their critical location in the... more
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