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Welcome to the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation web site! We are pleased to continue to fund research to find a cure for this devastating disease. It is only through fund raising that we are able to fund medical research on Childhood Brain Tumors and provide hope for families. Please consider…
Physical Activity for Cognitive Effects - NEW RESEARCH STUDY   A new protocol is open at the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute for children, ages 8 to 17 years, who have had a brain tumor that was treated with radiation at least 2 years ago. This study…
Basic Facts &Epidemiology Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)is a devastating, aggressive brain tumor of childhood. It arises in the pons, a region of the brainstem involved in critical body functions. Though brainstem tumors are extremely rare among adults, they comprise approximately 10-15% of all pediatric brain tumors. DIPG is the…
The lysine 27 to methionine substitution in histone variant H3.3 (H3.3-K27M) is the most common mutation in pediatric high grade gliomas. Recent studies have demonstrated that this mutation leads to a global reduction of H3K27 trimethylation in a dominant manner by sequestering an enzymatic subunit of the polycomb repressive complex…
The Neurotransmitter is a semi-annual newsletter published by The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation. In this issue: 2014 Superheroes 5K Funded Grants Research Updates 8th Annual Tennis for Tumors ...and more!

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