New Hope for Fatal Childhood Brain Cancer (DIPG)?
Lola Muñoz, the Girl Who Gave Her Final Days to Science
Brain tumours are hard to treat. But even this is a harrowing understatement for some forms of the disease. Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is one such example. These rare brain tumours almost exclusively affect children, and they’re invariably fatal. “Almost all children with DIPG sadly die within a couple of years of diagnosis,” says […]
R.I.P. Lauren Hill, No. 22 – Forever ^19^
Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG) are highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumors found at the base of the brain. They are glial tumors, meaning they arise from the brain’s glial tissue—tissue made up of cells that help support and protect the brain’s neurons. These tumors are found in an area of the brainstem […]
During my research a while back I came across the story of Lauren Hill, an American freshman basketball player at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio, who was diagnosed with an inoperable Brain Tumour, Diffused Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). I was very impressed by how Lauren handled her cancer, herself and her life, and hope that […]