Monthly Archives: March 2012

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

Results from Foundation Grant Recipient

March 18th, 2012|

A recent PLGA Foundation funded grant at St. Jude’s Research Hospital resulted in concrete data that points to possible new treatment targets for diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas; may tip […]

Funding Next Generation of Cancer Cures

March 18th, 2012|

Dr. Peter Adamson, Chair of the Children’s Oncology Group addresses the issue of National Institute of Health (NIH) funding at risk in the current economic climate and its impact […]

PLGA Donors Fund Scientific Results

March 18th, 2012|

New article released for publication, "A Stapled p53 Helix Overcomes HDMX-Mediated Suppression of p53 – November 2010".

Our donors will be pleased to know that scientific advancement IS happening as […]

Katie’s Headache Won’t Go Away

March 18th, 2012|

Katie had been complaining of headaches in retrospect for about a year. I chalked it up to a taste for grape flavored children’s Tylenol and a flair for the […]

Camp Sunshine FREE to PLGA Families

March 18th, 2012|

PLGA Foundation Lead Sponsor for Dedicated PLGA Family Week at Camp Sunshine in Maine
In response to popular demand, the PLGA Foundation is sponsoring the FIRST dedicated PLGA Family Week […]

New Mouse Model for PLGA on the Horizon

March 18th, 2012|

An activated mutant BRAF kinase domain is sufficient to induce pilocytic astrocytoma in mice.

Read the full article.