Tag: Swifty Foundation

Racing To Find Cures for DIPG Brain Tumors in Children

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a rare form of pediatric brain tumor located in the pons (middle) of the brain stem. “Glioma” is a general term used to describe any tumor that develops within glial tissue, a type of supportive tissue that keeps neurons in place and functioning.   According to the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s…

It Takes a Village: How Clinicians, Researchers, and Patient Families Can Collaborate Toward Cures for Childhood Brain Tumors

A Message from the CBTTC Executive Committee Chair As I reflect on the past year – my first as Executive Committee Chair of the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC) – I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to serve and support this diverse community of physicians, scientists, patient families and philanthropic supporters, who…

“Four Pennies” by Swifty Foundation

Each month, the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium highlights the stories and contributions of patient families, clinicians and researchers in “Collaborative Corner” to find cures for pediatric brain tumors.  If you would like to share your story as a guest blogger, please email communications@cbttc.org   By Patti Gustafson, Swifty Foundation Every long and difficult journey starts with…

“Shaving for Hope” by Swifty Foundation

Each month, the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium highlights the stories and contributions of patient families, clinicians and researchers in “Collaborative Corner” to find cures for pediatric brain tumors.  If you would like to share your story as a guest blogger, please email communications@cbttc.org   By Patti Gustafson, Michael’s  Mom and Chief Operating Officer, Swifty Foundation…

“What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say” by the Swifty Foundation

Each month, the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium’s lab chat will highlight the stories and contributions of families, foundations, and researchers to find cures for pediatric brain tumors. If you would like to share your story as a guest blogger, please email moulderr@email.chop.edu.    By Patti Gustafson, Swifty Foundation Wonder what to say to a…