diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas

Researchers have developed a noninvasive way to deliver drugs to the brainstem in patients with tumors in that part of the brain. The technique may bring medicine one step closer to curing brain-based diseases such as diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG), a childhood brain cancer with a five-year survival rate of a scant two percent… Read more

The drug panobinostat, also known by the brand name Farydak,  and analogous gene regulating drugs, may be effective at treating diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG), an aggressive and lethal form of pediatric cancer. An international team of scientists used brain tumor samples collected from children in the United States and Europe for the study, which… Read more