A childhood brain tumor is always a very serious matter, and a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (a type of brainstem glioma) is no exception. Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPGs) are highly aggressive and difficult-to-treat brain tumors found at the base of the brain.
Below is more detailed information about diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas. If you would like to read more general information about brain tumors first, see the overview on brain tumors.
How Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s approaches diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma
If your child is cared for at Boston Children’s, she’ll be seen in the Glioma Program at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, an integrated pediatric oncology program through Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital that provides—in one specialized program—all the services of both a leading cancer center and a specialized pediatric hospital.