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Assessment of the immune response to oncolytic viral treatment in ...

In this project, we focus on a clinical unmet need: therapy for DIPG pediatric brain tumors. In our institution, “University Hospital of Navarra” is currently taking place a Phase I/II clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the oncolytic virus DNX-2401 for naïve ...

Exploring Combination Therapy for DIPG: SGI-110 and GAA Vaccine

Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) are some of the deadliest childhood brain tumors. The immune system protects the body by recognizing targets on harmful cells, but tumor cells can “switch off” the targets and hide from the immune system. We have been using a vaccine that can target ...

COllaborative Network for NEurooncology Clinical Trials (CONNECT)

CONNECT’s goal is to establish an international clinical trials collaboration for the conduct of scientificallrational, pilot studies to assess feasibility and early efficacy of incorporating promising novel agents testablished frontline therapeutic regimens in children with newly-diagnosed, high-risk brain tumors. Thicollaboration builds on the existing infrastructure and partnerships established ...

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 ...