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Targeting Glycolysis for Inhibition of Tumor Growth in Pediatric Brain ...

Pediatric brain tumors have limited responses to conventional therapeutic option and high mortality rates. Novel approaches to treat these and other forms of cancer involve targeting metabolic mechanisms of cancer cells from which they derive energy. These include aerobic glycolysis or the Warburg effect; named after Otto Warburg who first ...

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma.

In tumors like DIPG, the diagnosis itself spells a death sentence for the child affected. For several decades, none of the altered fractionation radiotherapy or additional chemotherapy or targeted agents have shown a significant benefit over conventional radiotherapy. We propose amalgamation of several known and tested hypothesis in DIPG ...

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 ...