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

Jay Sarthy, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Young Investigator Grants, Awarded 2019
Jerome Fortin, PhD, Principal Investigator
University Health Network - Toronto Western Research Institute
Young Investigator Grants, Awarded 2019
Wolf-Dietrich Heyer, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of California, Davis
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2018

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Heroes

Latest Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) blog posts

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