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

Last year, we shared the story of 14-year-old Eden Green, who loves to take photos and dance. Eden was in treatment for a form of childhood cancer so rare, that doctors did not have a clinical name for it. After 4 months of treatment on a... more
Brain tumors are the deadliest form of childhood cancer, accounting for 30% of all cancer deaths each year.*  Sometimes just centimeters in size, these tumors present real treatment challenges because of their critical location in the... more
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