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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 […]

Pediatric Low-grade Gliomas With CRAF Fusions May Require Differential and Combinatorial Targeted Therapies

November 17th, 2015|

Payal Jain, graduate PhD student in Dr. Adam Resnick’s lab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, recently presented an abstract at the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and […]

Webinar: Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors – Supporting Their Educational Needs

September 8th, 2015|

With the advancement of medical treatments for childhood cancer, survival rates for pediatric cancer patients have increased significantly. As long-term survival rates increase, however, the neurocognitive deficits associated with […]

Camp Sunshine: 2015 Recap & 2016 Registration

August 17th, 2015|

On July 19, 2015, 35 families traveled to beautiful Camp Sunshine in Casco, Maine for a week of fun and fellowship within the LGG brain tumor community. With over […]

Give a Big “Amazon Smile” for Kids’ Brain Tumor Research!

August 4th, 2015|

It seems like the school year just ended and we were getting the kids ready for camp, packing for summer vacation or just planning some enjoyable family time at […]

Children’s Cancer Is Unprofitable and Ignored

August 4th, 2015|

It’s no secret that although there have been significant advances against certain childhood cancers, new drug development lags behind adult treatments for a large number of pediatric cancers. As […]

PLGA Research Recognized as Current Priority for NIH/NCI

June 26th, 2015|

The House Appropriations Committee has once again highlighted the need for PLGA research in its most recent House Appropriations Bill for the 2016 fiscal year. Specifically, the Committee encourages […]

Increase in PLGA Related Research Publications Indicates Growing Interest in the Field

April 9th, 2015|

Dr. Uri Tabori and his colleagues published two papers targeting the PLGA population.  The first focuses on the long-term impact of radiation therapy on PLGG patients and the second […]

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 […]