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Determine the efficacy of BMP and MEK inhibitors with RT ...

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 ...

Investigating the role of DIPG-derived exosomes in tumor growth and ...

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a highly aggressive and infiltrating brain tumor affecting children for which there is no effective treatment. Sequencing data have revealed  the existence of well defined subgroups of tumors based on age of onset, specific location in the brain, mutations and clinical outcome. Those ...

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%, respectively 1-3.  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 &...

EPIGENETIC ALTERATIONS AS THERAPEUTIC TARGETS IN PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMORS

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 (...