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 2020 Impact Report.

Latest Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) grants

Carol Chen, PhD, Principal Investigator
McGill University
Young Investigator Grants, Awarded 2020
Mariella G. Filbin, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Crazy 8 Pilots, Awarded 2019
Adam Green, MD and Jean Mulcahy Levy, MD, Principal Investigator
University of Colorado Denver
Single-cell Pediatric Cancer Atlas Grant, Awarded 2019

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