Diffuse intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) and other gliomas in children remain some of the most difficult childhood cancers to treat, and new therapies are urgently needed to save the lives of children with these conditions. Survival rates are low, and there has been little improvement over the last 20 years.
But doctors have seen amazing results in trials using immunotherapy ...
Brain tumours are the second most common tumour in children (around 20% of all childhood cancers), and gliomas are the most common type. Gliomas appear in different ‘grades’ – low-grade, in which the tumour cells appear to divide more slowly, and high-grade, where the cells seem to divide more quickly when viewed under the microscope – making them more aggressive.