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Monday, October 10, 2011

DIPG Consensus Conference

On October 6 and 7th in Bethesda, a potentially pivotal meeting took place.

This invitation-only conference brought together physicians that care for children with diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas to talk about several key current issues facing DIPG research.  Some of the presentation titles include:

  • A Death Sentence Without Tissue Diagnosis
  • Translating Genomics Into Novel Therapeutic Strategies in Pediatric DIPG
  • Using A Genetically Engineered Mouse Model of Brainstem Glioma as a Preclinical Tool
  • Development of an International DIPG Registry
  • Personalized Medicine in Translation: From the Tissue to Treatment in a Single trial
  • Rapid Preclinical Development of Targeted Therapy Combinations for DIPG

Hopefully a Consensus Statement or White Paper will be issued as was done with the Toronto DIPG Think Tank.

The agenda and presenters can be found in the following link-

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