Results from the funding partnership between the Brain Tumor Society and the PLGA Foundation in 2009 produces new publications that continue to push the thinking about PLGA brain tumors. Articles include:

Date: January 2012
Title: BRAF Alterations in Primary Glial and Glioneuronal Neoplasms of the Central Nervous System With Identification of 2 Novel KIAA1549:BRAF Fusion Variants

Date: June 2011
Title: BRAF Activation Induces Transformation and Then Senescence in Human Neural Stem Cells: A Pilocytic Astrocytoma Model

Date: May 2011
Title: BRAF-KIAA1549 Fusion Predicts Better Clinical Outcome in Pediatric Low-Grade Astrocytoma

Date: May 2011
Title: Genetic Aberrations Leading to MAPK Pathway Activation Mediate Oncogene-Induced Senescence in Sporadic Pilocytic Astrocytomas

DATE: April, 2011
TITLE: Favorable Outcome With Conservative Treatment for Children With Low Grade Brainstem Tumors

Date: October 2010
Title: Feasibility and Efficacy of Repeated Chemotherapy for Progressive Pediatric Low-Grade Gliomas

DATE: September, 2009
Title: Survival and functional outcome of childhood spinal cord low-grade gliomas

Date: June 2009
Title: Duplication of 7q34 is specific to juvenile pilocytic astrocytomas and a hallmark of cerebellar and optic pathway tumours

Links to these new abstracts and to other research abstracts are available on our New Abstracts webpage.