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AKBTC Applauds Rep. Chuck Fleischmann for Efforts to Focus NIH Research on PLGA Brain Cancer

March 6th, 2015|

Great News! A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure (PLGA Foundation) Applauds Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) for Efforts to Focus NIH Research on PLGA Brain Cancer. House Appropriations Member Cites Long-Term […]

Malignant Transformation of Low-Grade Gliomas in Children

February 17th, 2015|

According to the article published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology on February 5, 2015, BRAF mutation and CDKN2A deletion define a clinically distinct subgroup of childhood secondary high-grade […]

Changing the Research Landscape Requires Fundraising

February 3rd, 2015|

In this video, AJ Janower, President of A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure Foundation (aka The PLGA Foundation) and Dr. Mark Kieran, Co-Director of the PLGA Research Program at the […]

A Devastating Diagnosis Drives Desire to Bring About Change

February 3rd, 2015|

There is no way to prepare for the unfathomable news that your child has a brain tumor.

But, prepared or not, too many parents receive the same news we did […]

Johns Hopkins Lands Funding Based on Collaborative Project Model

January 29th, 2015|

Building on an initial grant awarded in 2013 focused on the development of human neural stem cell models of PLGA, Dr. Eric Rabbe and his team at Johns Hopkins […]

Largest International Clinical Trial Ready to Launch

January 29th, 2015|

With the collaboration of 3 major medical institutions in Germany, Italy and France, this European partnership has combined forces to create the largest clinical trial for PLGA children ever. […]

Unlocking Pediatric Cancer Can Help Solve Adult and Other Children’s Cancers

November 12th, 2014|

The fact that childhood cancer is, thankfully, a rare disease belies the fact that it is the leading cause of disease-related death in U.S. children, age 1-19. The fact […]

Experts Confirm Not Enough Research Conducted for Brain Tumors

November 12th, 2014|

“Brain tumors represent an orphan disease with so few diagnosed annually in the USA — about 20,000 primary malignant tumors — that research funds to push the field forward […]

A Parent Education Webinar: Biology Pathways As Targets for Pediatric Low Grade Glioma Patients

October 21st, 2014|

On November 20th, 2014, Dr. Mark Kieran presented to a webinar audience spanning 10 countries (Germany, Switzerland, UK, Ireland, Belgium, South Africa, Brazil, Australia, Canada and the US) and […]

Understanding Pediatric Low Grade Glioma 101

September 8th, 2014|

Dr. Peter Manley, from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, in cooperation with American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) conducted a webinar in July 2014 which provides families with a comprehensive […]