Currently incurable brain tumour
In 2017, Amin started his second research project funded by Children with Cancer UK.
Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a type of childhood brain tumour that is currently incurable,
and while conventional therapies like radiotherapy
can bring temporary improvement, ultimately children diagnosed with this tumour only survive for about a year. That’s why new research is urgently needed to combat this deadly cancer. Amin’s research aims to lead to new therapies which can be used to treat children with DIPG. Some of the crucial elements of this therapy have already been used to safely treat children with other conditions, so these treatments could potentially be developed quite quickly.
Drug companies have already expressed interest in developing these treatments, so this research project represents a vital step towards new forms of therapy to successfully treat not only DIPG, but other types of brain tumours affecting children.