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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

Jian Hu, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2021
Yuan Pan, PhD, Principal Investigator
Stanford University School of Medicine
Young Investigator Grants, Awarded 2020
Jessica Tsai, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Young Investigator Grants, Awarded 2020

Latest Glioma blog posts

As the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Director of Science, I work to evaluate our funded research projects to track progress and find gaps in funding so that we can direct more research dollars to the largest areas of need, and to... more
During May, we honor Brain Tumor Awareness Month, to raise awareness of childhood brain tumors and the significant need for more research that will lead to new, safer cures.
 
Brain and Central Nervous System (CNS) tumors are the leading... more
Brain tumors are the deadliest form of childhood cancer in the United States, accounting for 30% of all cancer deaths each year. Sometimes just centimeters in size, these tumors present real treatment challenges because of their critical... more