Childhood Brain Cancer Awareness Day: High Grade Glioma (HGG)
September 26 is Brain Cancer Awareness Day. This year the focus is on high grade glioma (HGG).
- High-grade gliomas (HGGs) are the most malignant type of CNS tumours that occur in children.
- They are tumours of the glial cells, cells found in the brain and spinal cord.
- They are fast-growing and they spread quickly through brain tissue, which makes them hard to treat.
- While current treatment involves a multimodal approach, combining radiation and chemotherapy, the 5-year survival rate is <20%, underscoring an urgent need for novel therapies.
Find out more about what HGG projects we are funding HERE