Donnerstag, 6. Oktober 2011

DIPG Consensus Conference, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda MD, USA

At a recent retreat organised by Kathy Warren at the NCI, Maryam Fouladi and Chris Jones presented the International DIPG Registry and Genomics Repository to a select group of paediatric neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, neuropathologists, neuroradiologists and basic scientists. There was considerable enthusiasm for collecting published (and unpublished) genome-wide data within a single resource in order to allow investigators world-wide the opportunity to probe a large series of these rare tumours in order to better define the molecular alterations driving this disease. We hope this Repository is the first step in accumulating this data and providing such a framework for international collaboration and progress with understanding the underlying biology of DIPG.