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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 […]

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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.
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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.
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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New PLGA Research Abstracts

March 18th, 2012|

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. […]

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PLGA WINS at NIH Rare Disease Day

March 18th, 2012|

 
Thanks in large part to the PLGA community, Rex Burkhead was voted to be the 2012 Uplifting Athlete of the Year. Based on a voting system that allowed one […]

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Jack Hoffman, 6 year old brain tumor survivor, and Nebraska Cornhuskers Running Back, Rex Burkhead Team up to raise Awareness

March 18th, 2012|

Jack Hoffman, 6 year old brain tumor survivor, and Nebraska Cornhuskers Running Back, Rex Burkhead team up to help raise national awareness about PLGA, an orphan disease.

Media Coverage:
Nebraska v. […]

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PLGA Hits the Radio Waves

March 18th, 2012|

Caroline Hamilton (diagnosed with a PLGA at 6 years of age and currently on a clinical trial sponsored by the PLGA Foundation), has a very persistent mother. Sarah Hamilton, […]

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