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Development of immunocompetent animal models for pediatric high-grade glioma and ...

Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death in children, with high-grade glioma (pHGG) and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) carrying the worst prognosis, with no chance of cure. Over the past years, the prognosis of other aggressive cancer types has improved thanks to scientific breakthroughs in the field ...

SARS-CoV-2 infection in brain cancer children: clinical characteristics and transmission ...

As at end of May 2020, Italy is one of the country’s most affected by COVID-19 worldwide, with ~230k cases and ~34k deaths attributed to the virus. The Milan area, being one of the epicenters of the Italian epidemic, is experiencing significant pressure on its health system, impacting the ...

Repurposing antimalarial drugs for DIPG therapy

Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPGs) are rare but highly aggressive brain tumors found in the pons, an area of the brainstem that controls many of the body’s most vital functions such as breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate. Despite DIPG being the leading cause of pediatric death by ...

Pilot Trial to Evaluate the Feasibility and Clinical Utility of ...

Abstract: Outcomes in children with solid tumors that are already spread at the time of diagnosis or that do not respond with chemotherapy are generally poor and attempts to intensify treatment have not improved survival.  Personalized medicine is an emerging field of medicine that uses genetic information obtained from ...

Exploring the brain-gut-microbiota axis to characterize and predict outcome in ...

Abstract Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPGs), represent a group of malignancies with rapid onset of devastating neurologic symptoms associated with the local extension, poor response to adjuvant therapy and a very poor prognosis. Radiotherapy has remained the only modality of treatment with proven transient symptomatic improvement and represents the mainstay ...