Pediatric Low-Grade Astrocytomas (PLGAs) need research now!

Pediatric low-grade astrocytomas are the most common form of childhood brain cancer.

Low-grade astrocytomas are the most common form of pediatric brain cancer.  While PLGA  survival rates are high, many patients suffer life-long effects on cognitive and other functions.  What our patients desperately need are new therapies that attack only cancer cells, leaving healthy cells unharmed.  Key to understanding and defeating this disease is the fact that brain cancer is a diverse collection of different tumor types.  Our multi-disciplinary team of basic research scientists and clinicians is characterizing this diversity in great molecular detail to identify unique vulnerabilities in cancer subtypes that can be exploited to therapeutic advantage.