Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)—An Overview

Curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes:

DIPG is a rare, malignant brain tumor. Three hundred Americans, usually children, are diagnosed with DIPG each year. Its location (pons), its sublocation (intrinsic), its growth character (diffuse), and its cell type (glioma) describe a very difficult cancer to treat. Here is how one prestigious cancer center (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) explains DIPG.