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Study Results: New PLGA Research Demonstrates the Power of Teamwork in Improving Outcomes for Kids with Brain Tumors – A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure Foundation

Children diagnosed with low-grade astrocytomas, the most common type of pediatric brain tumor, have close to 90 percent overall survival rates. However, the growth of the tumors and the standard treatments required to control them can cause serious side effects, including damaging developing brains and bodies.

Researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center recently led an in-depth exploration into the genetic makeup of the individual brain tumor cells with the hope that the findings will lead to new treatments to minimize or avoid ill effects for young patients, according to Pratiti (Mimi) Bandopadhayay, MBBS, PhD, neuro-oncologist and Pediatric Low-Grade Astrocytoma (PLGA) director at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s and recipient of a Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Early Career Development grant.

A PLGA study conducted by Bandopadhayay and…

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