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. View the 2023 Impact Report.

Latest Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) grants

Sriram Venneti, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
The Regents of the University of Michigan
R Accelerated Award Grants, Awarded 2022
Meredith Morgan, PhD & Daniel Wahl, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
The Regents of the University of Michigan
Reach Grants, Awarded 2022
Stephen Gottschalk, MD and Giedre Krenciute, PhD, Principal Investigator
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2022

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