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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 ...

A Multi-institutional Feasibility Study Prospectively Measuring Quality of Life in ...

This study is being done to assess the feasibility of utilizing standardized age-appropriate Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) assessments in conjunction with consortium clinical trials to evaluate physical and mental health.  Secondary objectives will be 1) to estimate the baseline (pre-therapy), 2-week, 4-week, and 8-week physical and mental ...

BMP and MAPK Inhibition

We and others co-discovered the presence of activating mutations in ACVR1 in 25% of human DIPGs in 2014. Subsequently, my laboratory has developed a murine DIPG model incorporating R206H ACVR1 and observed that R206H ACVR1 significantly accelerates brainstem gliomagenesis. In addition, short-term treatment with a bone morphogenetic protein pathway inhibitor (...

Establishment of an International Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Registry (DIPG ...

Brainstem gliomas account for up to 20% of all CNS tumors in children with a median age at presentation of 6-7 years.1  Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG) comprise 80% of all brainstem gliomas. In North America and Europe, approximately 300 children develop brainstem gliomas per year. 2 Prognosis for patients with DIPGs remains ...

study of radiotherapy and concurrent bevacizumab temozolamide followed by bevacizumab. ...

Five-year overall survival in children with high-grade glioma (HGG) and diffuse, intrinsic brainstem glioma (DIPG) are  approximately 25% and 10%, respectively1-3.  Achieving cure for all children with HGG and DIPG  remains a major goal of pediatric neuro-oncology. DIPGs are infiltrative gliomas, and have typically been found to be &...