Childhood Cancer

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a rare tumor of the brainstem that occurs almost exclusively in children. The tumor appears in the delicate area of the brainstem, called the pons, which control critical body functions like breathing and blood pressure. The tumors infiltrate healthy brain tissue, causing severe symptoms. 

Latest Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) grants

Sriram Venneti, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Michigan
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2018
Michelle Monje, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator
Stanford University
'A' Award Grants, Awarded 2011
Mark Souweidane, MD & Richard Ting, PhD, Principal Investigator
Weill Cornell Medical College
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2016

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Heroes

Latest Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) 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