Grants - V Scholar Grants - Massachusetts - 2019

Pratiti Bandopadhayay, M.D., Ph.D.

Funded by the Dick Vitale Pediatric Cancer Research Fund

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas (DIPGs) are heartbreakingly aggressive tumors of childhood for which no curative treatments currently exist. Our research is focusing on a gene called PPM1D which is commonly mutated in DIPGs. We are studying how these mutations cause the tumors to grow and are trying to find ways in which we can target them in new treatments for children with DIPG.