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Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma also known as 'DIPG' is the second most common type of primary, high grade brain tumour in children. Primary brain tumours are those which originate in the brain rather than having spread there from another part of the body.
Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), now known as Diffuse Midline Glioma (DMG), is a type of brain tumour that forms in a part of the brainstem known as the pons. DIPG affects between 20 to 30 children in the UK every year and there is no effective treatment. This highlights the need for investment in this field of research.
Progress in research into brain tumours has been slow - since 1971 there has been an overall increase in survival of less than 10% for people with a high grade brain tumour, one of the poorest improvements across all cancers.
Your donation will be invested in research of the trial medicine, treatment and one day finding cure to this deadly tumour. Your donation will take us all one step closure to our commitment of finding cure to DIPG.
Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma tumours are incredibly difficult to treat as they can't be operated on due to their location within the brianstem, a crucial part of the brain that controls vital functions such as breathing. Our researchers are determined to understand more about this condition and develop new and effective methods to treat it..
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