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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

Every day, everywhere, children are diagnosed with cancer. Right now, children are in hospitals receiving frontline treatment following a diagnosis. Other children are beginning a clinical trial following a relapse. Still others face long-... more
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