Cincinnati Children’s Awarded Grant to Battle Brain Cancer
Cincinnati Children’s has been awarded a $205,000 grant to help fund research on a deadly form of brain cancer called diffused intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG).
The check is being presented to Cincinnati Children’s on behalf of the DIPG Collaborative, an organization started by Keith and Brooke Desserich after the death of their 6-year-old daughter, Elena, to the disease.
The organization consists of three foundations: The Cure Starts Now, the Jeffrey Thomas Hayden Foundation, and the Pray-Hope-Believe Foundation.
DIPG represents about 15 percent of brain tumors in children, but it is the most common cause of death for kids with such abnormal tissue growth.