Lauren's Fight for Cure

DIPG is a rare pediatric brain tumor that is located in the brain stem.  DIPG primarily affects children between 5 and 10 years of age. DIPG makes up 10-15% of all brain tumors in children, with about 100-150 new diagnoses per year in the United States.   In the past 30 years there has been little progress in improving treatments. Fewer than 10% of children with DIPG survive two years from diagnosis.  Average life span is 9 - 12 mo from diagnosis. 

DIPG - Diffused Intrinsic Pontine Glioma