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Glioma

A glioma is a specific type of central nervous system tumor that arises from glial cells, the type of cell that makes up the connective tissue of the brain. Gliomas are classified by cell type, grade and location. The most common types of gliomas are ependymomas, astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, brainstem gliomas and optic nerve gliomas. 

Latest Glioma grants

Mariella G. Filbin, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Crazy 8 Pilots, Awarded 2019
Adam Green, MD and Jean Mulcahy Levy, MD, Principal Investigator
University of Colorado Denver
Single-cell Pediatric Cancer Atlas Grant, Awarded 2019
Mariella Filbin, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
'A' Award Grants, Awarded 2019

Latest Glioma 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