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Brain Tumors

Brain tumors can be low-grade, which tend to grow more slowly, or high-grade with faster growth rates and more commonly spread into normal brain tissue. There are several rare types and sub-types of pediatric brain tumors.  

Latest Brain Tumors grants

Olivier Ayrault, PhD, Principal Investigator
Institut Curie
Crazy 8 Pilots, Awarded 2019
Siddhartha S. Mitra, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Colorado Denver
Crazy 8 Pilots, Awarded 2019
Mariella G. Filbin, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Crazy 8 Pilots, Awarded 2019

Latest Brain Tumors blog posts

Frankie was just 6 years old when his parents rushed him to the emergency room. Within hours, Frankie was diagnosed with a brain tumor called pilomyxoid astrocytoma.  

Pediatric brain tumors account for about a quarter of all childhood... more
During May, we honor Brain Tumor Awareness Month, to raise awareness of childhood brain tumors and the significant need for more research that will lead to new, safer cures.
 
Brain and Central Nervous System (CNS) tumors are the leading... more
Brain tumors are the deadliest form of childhood cancer in the United States, accounting for 30% of all cancer deaths each year. Sometimes just centimeters in size, these tumors present real treatment challenges because of their critical... more