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TGEN LIQUID BIOPSY STUDY SEEKS TO IMPROVE MONITORING FOR DIPG
November 20, 2018
Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a rare childhood brain cancer that develops deep within the brain stem and penetrates into healthy brain tissue, rendering surgical removal impossible. To monitor this disease, a biopsy using a thin needle inserted through a tiny hole drilled in the skull is technically possible, but risky, and if successful would only capture a one-time snapshot of the tumor.
DONORS SURPASS $200,000 GOAL FOR TGEN CHILDREN’S BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH
May 31, 2018
The research fund is named for Hollis Doherty, a much-loved 7-year-old Phoenix boy who succumbed to DIPG — or Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma — in early 2017. The fund topped its Phase I goal with the recent donation of $90,000 from the Tyler Hallsey Foundation, named for a 15-year-old Anthem boy who also passed away from DIPG in 2014, following a valiant 17-month battle against his disease.
TGEN-BARROW STUDY SHOWS DRUG PENETRATION OF GLIOBLASTOMA
May 24, 2018
In a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, a drug called AZD1775 was shown to penetrate deadly glioblastoma brain cancer cells, according to a study conducted at Barrow Neurological Institute and initiated by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).
David Carman makes the green grow
January 12, 2018
“Every year in the winter, we put down a lot of rock,” says David, which gave him an idea. A few years ago, David’s friend Tyler Hallsey passed away from diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumor. David, who’s close with the Hallsey family and who was Tyler’s younger brother’s scoutmaster until recently, came up with a way he could help raise money for a cure.
Diagnosis Death: A Rare Brain Tumor Called DIPG is Killing East Coast Chidren
September 20, 2017
Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma is a rare and terminal tumor that forms on the pons of the brainstem and spreads like sand. To date, three children in the Ocean Springs, Mississippi, area have been diagnosed with DIPG.
The varsity men’s volleyball team at Boulder Creek High School raises funds for the Tyler Hallsey Foundation
March 06, 2017
On Sat., March 11, Boulder Creek High School’s varsity men’s volleyball team is partnering with Ford for the Drive 4 UR School fundraiser. During the event, Ford will donate $20 to a worthy cause for every test drive taken; up to $6,000 total.