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Who gets diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma?

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Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a rare type of brain cancer that usually affects children between the ages of 4 and 11. It’s very rare in adults. About 200 to 400 children are diagnosed with DIPG each year. Boys and girls are equally likely to get it.

SOURCES:

Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center: “Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).”

Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation: “DIPG Facts.”

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center: “Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).”

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: “Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 15, 2020

SOURCES:

Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center: “Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).”

Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation: “DIPG Facts.”

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center: “Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).”

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: “Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 15, 2020

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