Monthly Archives: January 2013

Johns Hopkins Awarded Grant for Human Neural Stem Cell Research

January 29th, 2013|

Collaborating intra-institutionally AS well as inter-institutionally was one of the key success factors in the recent grant award to Johns Hopkins, Dr. Eric Raabe for his project entitled "Developing a human neural stem cell model of PLGA". With an interest in forwarding PLGA research, Dr. Raabe's project integrates CHOP and NYU in sharing of reagents between institutions in order to accelerate the pace of research progress. The goal of this research is to investigate the pathogenesis of PLGA in gain of function models using human neural stem cells.

Grade II Diffuse Astrocytomas In the Spotlight

January 26th, 2013|

Dr. Keith Ligon at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute is determined to discover the mutated ‘driver genes’ that sustain the unregulated growth of pediatric diffuse astrocytomas (PDAs). These tumors […]

GIVENIK Gives Back on NYC Broadway (and Off Broadway) Theater Tickets

January 25th, 2013|

Did you know that A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure has joined GIVENIK? Imagine saving money and giving it away at the same time. That’s the ingenious concept behind Givenik.com. Theatergoers can get discounted tickets to dozens of Broadway and Off Broadway shows and 5% of their ticket price will go directly to A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure Foundation. Whether you are shopping for discount tickets, premium seats or group rates to the most popular Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, use Givenik to order your tickets and GIVE to children's brain tumor research.

Evaluation of MYBL1 fusion oncogene in pediatric diffuse astrocytoma

January 23rd, 2013|

Institution:  Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Study Name:  Evaluation of MYBL1 fusion oncogene in pediatric diffuse astrocytoma
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Keith Ligon
Study date:  January 2013

Pediatric diffuse astrocytomas are rare but represent a major clinical […]

Neural Stem Cells and Low Grade Glioma

January 23rd, 2013|

Institution:  Johns Hopkins Medical Center
Study Name:  Neural Stem Cells and Low Grade Glioma
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Eric Raabe
Study date:  January 2013

Pediatric low grade glioma (PLGG) is the most common pediatric […]

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Joins the Fight Against PLGA

January 8th, 2013|

In an unprecedented development, CHOP has joined the PLGA fight!  World class researchers, Dr. Thomas Curran (Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine) and Dr. Adam Resnick (Professor of NeuroSurgery) have taken the lead at CHOP Research Institute to investigate the genomics of Grade II Fibrillary Astrocytomas.

Camp Sunshine’s Low Grade Glioma Week Brings Sunshine

January 8th, 2013|

Camp Sunshine 2014 for LGG Families
Forty-five Low Grade Glioma families were treated to a picture perfect week at Camp Sunshine! From July 15th – 20th, families from across the […]

PLGA Foundation Sponsors International Low Grade Glioma Symposium

January 8th, 2013|

The June 2012 International Society of Pediatric Neuro Oncology (ISPNO) meeting in Toronto, Canada featuried a Low Grade Glioma (LGG) Symposium. This was the third time the PLGA Foundation had sponsored a […]

Senate Appropriations Shines Spotlight

January 8th, 2013|

On June 14th, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved their version of the Labor/HHS funding legislation which includes language directing the NIH to form a special emphasis panel for PLGAs. […]

PLGA Research Program at Dana Farber

January 7th, 2013|

On January 7th, 2013, the foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) reviewed the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s PLGA Research program and offered insight with respect to progress and future directions. Drs. Mark […]