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Milestone Clinical Trial for DIPG Approved

Dr. Mark Souweidane, Director of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, has received FDA approval for a clinical trial for young patients diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Dr. Souweidane is the Principal Investigator on the clinical trial, which will use a novel surgical technique (convection-enhanced delivery, or CED) to deliver a tumor-fighting agent directly to the […]

The fight of her life Five-year-old battles brain tumor

When a person is diagnosed with a serious medical condition at any age it is devastating news for his or her friends and family. But when the parents of a four-year-old receive word that their child has an inoperable brain tumor, it’s earth shattering. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what Farmingdale residents Erik and Cristina Bravin were […]

An experimental xenograft mouse model of diffuse pontine glioma designed for therapeutic testing

Neurooncol. 2012 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print] An experimental xenograft mouse model of diffuse pontine glioma designed for therapeutic testing. Aoki Y Hashizume R, Ozawa T, Banerjee A, Prados M, James CD, Gupta N. Department of Neurological Surgery and Brain Tumor Research Center, University of California San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Ave., Rm M779, San […]

ALSF Announces 2011 ‘A’ Awards To Researchers In San Francisco Area

Researchers at Stanford University and the University of California at San Francisco receive prestigious awards to examine childhood cancers Wynnewood, PA (December 2011) – Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (ALSF) today announced the recipients of the ‘A’ Award, a groundbreaking pediatric cancer research grant designed to jumpstart the careers of promising scientists in […]

DIFFUSE INTRINSIC PONTINE GLIOMA: COLLABORATION IS LEADING TO CHANGE

“It’s been almost two years since Sam was diagnosed in December 2006. The only improvement that I’ve seen during this time is that we have this wonderful site!” [the DIPG Internet Yahoo support list and discussion group] So said “Sheila” (in December 2008), whose young grandson had died in February 2008 from a diffuse intrinsic pontine […]

Jordan Malave Earns His Wings After Long Battle With DIPG

With great sadness, the Cristian Rivera Foundation announced that Heaven gained another DIPG Angel on Thursday November 17. Jordan Malave passed away at 6:30 on Thursday morning, bringing to an end his three-year battle with DIPG. He fought for an exceptionally long time and showed incredible bravery and strength in the face of this terrible […]

Support the National Childhood Brain Tumor Prevention Act

Dear Pediatric Cancer family or family friend, WE NEED YOUR HELP. The National Childhood Brain Tumor Prevention Act is currently working its way through Congress. If passed, this Act would allocate $25 million a year for five years for the FIRST comprehensive research into the causes of brain tumors in children, including genetics, nutrition, the […]