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Optic Nerve Glioma

An optic nerve glioma is a brain tumor that arises in or around the optic nerve. The optic nerve connects the brain to the eye, so as the tumor grows it can press on the optic nerve and worsen vision.

Latest Optic Nerve Glioma grants

Yuan Pan, PhD, Principal Investigator
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Young Investigator Grants, Awarded 2020
Nicole Brossier, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Washington University
Young Investigator Grants, Awarded 2019

Optic Nerve Glioma Heroes

Latest Optic Nerve Glioma blog posts

As the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Director of Science, I work to evaluate our funded research projects to track progress and find gaps in funding so that we can direct more research dollars to the largest areas of need, and to... 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
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