Treatment Options for Diffuse Midline Glioma (DMG/DIPG)

Learn about emerging treatments for DMG and DIPG. We’ve got it covered, from targeted therapy to cancer vaccines, gene therapy, steroids, drug combinations, and more.

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    Facilitating Access to Treatment for Children with Brain Cancer

    With: Leslie Jared, RN, MSN

    A Q&A with Leslie Jared, RN, MSN, Nurse Navigator at Cancer Commons. Email: leslie.jared@cancercommons.org Q: A midline glioma is a type of brain tumor that is particularly dangerous because of… Read more »

  •   Erika Vial Monteverdi

    Press release from Oncoceutics curated by Executive Director Erika Vial Monteverdi.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Rare Pediatric Disease Designation to the drug ONC201 for treating a type of brain tumor known as “H3 K27M-mutant glioma,” which is primarily found in children. Alongside the Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc, and the company xCures, Cancer Commons has been supporting this program to help patients in need.

    Go to full article published by Novocure on Business Wire.

    If you’re wondering whether this story applies to your own cancer case or a loved one’s, we invite you to get support from Cancer Commons.

  •   George Lundberg, MD

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

    This outline from the National Cancer Institute provides an overview of diffuse midline gliomas. Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG), which occur primarily in children, are a subset of diffuse midline gliomas.
  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from ScienceDaily curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    A genetic mutation known as PPN1D has been found to be a possible point of attack for research into the childhood cancer diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).

    Go to full article published by ScienceDaily.

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD:

    A brainstem glioma is a very serious disease that is rare and mostly affects children. Diffuse pontine intrinsic glioma  (DPIG) is one type of brainstem glioma. For an authoritative, up-to-date, detailed, comprehensive, and unbiased overview of brainstem gliomas, check out this presentation and discussion. (You may be required to register for free to view it.)

     

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    Case Report in the Journal of Neurosurgery Highlights Potential of ONC201 in H3 K27M-mutant DIPG

    Last fall, we announced our collaboration with Musella Foundation, xCures, The Cure Starts Now Foundation, Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation, and Oncoceutics to help patients access ONC201, a new, experimental treatment for a type of brain tumor known as… Read more »

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Karen
Advanced breast cancer patient

New Diffuse Midline Glioma (DMG/DIPG) Molecular Testing Options

Molecular testing helps match patients to the personalized treatments that are most likely to work for them. Keep up with new developments in molecular testing that could help guide DMG/DIPG treatment, such as tumor mutations and other biomarkers.

This free-of-charge, high-quality information service is a wonderful resource for patients with advanced cancer.

Hope S. Rugo, MD
UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center

Living With Cancer

Cancer affects many aspects of life, whether you’re newly diagnosed, in the midst of treatment, or in follow-up care. Learn about ways to maintain quality of life, such as palliative care and managing side effects.

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    Pediatric Palliative Care: A Specialty Comes of Age

    Sarah Friebert, MD

    For a child with cancer, palliative care can provide much-needed relief from stress and symptoms—for the patient and their family alike. Palliative care is given alongside cancer treatment, and is… Read more »

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from Medscape curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    Depression is, for obvious reasons, common in patients with advanced cancer. The old, inexpensive drug ketamine—already approved for medical use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—seems rapidly effective, according to small studies.

    Go to full article published by Medscape.

    If you’re wondering whether this story applies to your own cancer case or a loved one’s, we invite you to get support from Cancer Commons.

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    Emphasizing Oncogeriatrics

    With: Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti, MD

    A Q&A with Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti, MD, Medical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom, and Chair of the Young Interest Group of the International… Read more »

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    Best Uses of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Patients with Cancer

    With: Val Jones, MD

    A Q&A with Val Jones, MD, Medical Director of Admissions, Saint Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Spokane, WA Originally published February 1, 2017 Q: Your principal practice in Spokane, Washington is physical… Read more »

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    Huge Progress in Palliative Care

    With: Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP

    A Q&A with Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care; Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; New York, NY;… Read more »

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    Cancer Pain and the Opioid Epidemic

    George Lundberg, MD

    A Q&A with Kevin Sevarino, MD, PhD, President-elect of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and Consulting Psychiatrist at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, CT Q: Opioid abuse, addiction, and overdose… Read more »

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