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PLGA Research Overview Camp Sunshine, PLGA Week July 2016

August 17th, 2016|

Evan Hecker, Ph.D and PLGA parent discusses how the LGG world is changing, how it’s still the same and his impressions from the June 2016 ISPNO meeting in Liverpool, […]

AKBTC Joins Solving Kids’ Cancer and the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation to Fund Phase 1 Clinical Trial

August 10th, 2016|

When 3 like-minded childhood cancer charities partner together, anything is possible! In the most recent collaboration, three New York based pediatric cancer charities, A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure, The […]

Phase 1/II Study of MEK162 for Children with Ras/Raf Pathway Activated Tumors

August 10th, 2016|

With the discovery of new targets, the pipeline for PLGA clinical trials is ramping up to be more productive than ever before.  The newest PLGA clinical trial, entitled Phase […]

Camp Sunshine Welcomes 40 Families During Pediatric Low Grade Glioma Week

August 5th, 2016|

The 5th Annual Pediatric Low Grade Glioma week at Camp Sunshine welcomed 40 families from 7 different states around the country. A dozen new families experiencing PLGG week for […]

Chappaqua, NY Dedicates the September Screenings of “Screenagers: Growing Up In the Digital Age” in Support of AKBTC

August 3rd, 2016|

September: the start of a new school year and the beginning of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. To kick off the month, the Chappaqua, NY community creates yet another role […]

A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure Featured in Current IBTA Magazine

July 18th, 2016|

Thanks to Kathy Oliver, Executive Director of the International Brain Tumour Alliance in the UK, pediatric brain tumors are represented in the May 2016 IBTA Magazine publication. This biannual […]

Molecular Analysis of Pediatric Brain Tumors Identifies microRNAs in Pilocytic Astrocytomas that Target the MAPK and NF-κB Pathways

July 7th, 2016|

In this A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure (PLGA Foundation) funded project, Dr. Denise Sheer and colleagues show that microRNAs that regulate critical signalling pathways in pilocytic astrocytomas are more […]

DNA Analysis of Paediatric Low-Grade Astrocytomas Identifies Tumour-Specific Signature in Pilocytic Astrycotomas

June 16th, 2016|

This detailed study, conducted by Dr. Denise Sheer from Queen Mary/University of London and others, focuses on DNA methylation and gene expression to improve our understanding of the biology […]

Family Support Learning Series: Presented by Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

April 29th, 2016|

Our colleagues at the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation have recently produced a series of short, informative videos on topics such as clinical trials, genetic susceptibility and molecular testing. These videos feature […]

Genetic Cause Identified in Rare PLGG Brain Tumor

February 3rd, 2016|

Another success in the pediatric brain tumor research arena, as Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia researchers announce that a recent collaborative study has identified a […]