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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

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
When Lilly faced surgery after relapsing, her family made the decision to donate extra tumor tissue to research instead of throwing it away. 

“We hope that Lilly’s neuroblastoma tumor can be some small part of helping other children who... more