Dr Dannielle Upton, from the Children’s Cancer Institute, is investigating potential therapies for one of the deadliest childhood cancers, DIPG.
For children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), and their loved ones, the diagnosis is devastating. The disease typically affects children aged five to seven who are otherwise perfectly healthy. It is considered incurable.
One of the problems facing researchers in the past was a lack of tumour samples. This was solved partly thanks to the work of Associate Professor David Ziegler, Group Leader of the Brain Tumours Group, and his research team at Children’s Cancer Institute
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