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Brain Stem Glioma

Brain stem glioma is a type of brain tumor that is found on the brainstem, the part of the brain that controls vital functions like blood pressure and breathing. While this tumor type originates on the brainstem, it can also spread to other parts of the brain or spinal cord.

Latest Brain Stem Glioma 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