What is DIPG?

 

 

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DIPG ( Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) is an extremely rare but fatal form of brain cancer affecting children.

Cases of DIPG account for 10 percent of all childhood central nervous system tumors and occur mostly in children between the age of 5 and 9.

Because DIPG affects a very small number of children every year, very little funding is available for research on this cancer.

Here is detailed information about DIPG from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, USA.

http://www.danafarberbostonchildrens.org/conditions/brain-tumor/diffuse-pontine-glioma.aspx

Several clinical trials are being conducted throughout the world to find a cure for DIPG.

Stanford Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Research

https://med.stanford.edu/cancer/trials/DIPG.html

At Relief From Cancer, we are trying to provide more funding for DIPG research as well as help individual families going through the painful journey of dealing with the effects of DIPG on their children and the financial difficulties of their parents.

Mail your donation check to:

Relief From Cancer

1447 Irongate Ct.

Pleasanton, CA-94588