Entries by Chrissie Wywrot

Zach Reitman, MD, PhD, Defeat DIPG ChadTough Fellow, Provides 1-Year Research Update

Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation and The ChadTough Foundation have partnered to fund more than $3.3 million in Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) grants. Their first round of grants were announced in 2017 and included a fellowship awarded to Zach Reitman, MD, PhD (Harvard University, Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center). Reitman spoke with […]

Defeat DIPG, ChadTough Come Together to Award Research Grants

When it comes to diseases considered “rare” by the medical community, family foundations are pivotal in driving research dollars. Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a prime example of this. While DIPG is “rare” — approximately 200-400 children in the US alone are diagnosed annually — the lack of options for those diagnosed is unacceptable. […]