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A diffuse pontine glioma or brain stem glioma is a malignant tumor that arises in the supportive tissue of the part of the brain that controls many vital functions. Learn about diffuse pontine glioma and find information on how we support and care for children and teens with brain stem glioma before, during, and after treatment.
The Brain Tumor Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center cares for children with many different types of common and rare brain and spinal tumors, including astrocytomas, medulloblastomas, ependymoma, glioblastomas, and primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET).
Your child will receive care from some of the world’s most experienced pediatric brain tumor doctors and internationally recognized pediatric subspecialists.
Our team works closely together to develop a care plan that offers your child the highest possible quality of life after treatment, and takes the needs of your child and your family into account.
Children treated at the Brain Tumor Center have access to some of the most advanced diagnostics and therapies, including:
Thanks to refined surgical techniques and improved chemotherapy and radiation therapy, the majority of children with brain and spinal cord tumors are now long-term survivors. However, they may face physical, social, and intellectual challenges that require specialized care.
Learn more about our Brain Tumor Center.
Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG) are highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumors found at the base of the brain. They are glial tumors, meaning they arise in the brain's glial tissues — tissues made up of cells that help support and protect the brain's neurons. These tumors are found in an area of the brainstem (the lowest, stem-like part of the brain) called the pons, which controls many of the body's most vital functions such as breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate.
Approximately 300 children are diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) each year, usually between the ages of 5 and 9. Although the prognosis for DIPG remains very poor, new research led by Dana-Farber/Boston Children's may provide the key to improved treatment options.
Children and adolescents with diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG) are treated at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's through our Glioma Program, one of the world's largest pediatric glioma treatment programs. Our brain tumor specialists have extensive expertise in treating all types of gliomas, including DIPGs.
Find more in-depth information on diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas on the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's website, including answers to:
Primary brain tumors are a diverse group of diseases that together constitute the most common solid tumor of childhood. Immunohistochemical analysis, cytogenetic and molecular genetic findings, and measures of mitotic activity are increasingly used in tumor diagnosis and classification. Brain tumors are classified according to histology, but tumor location and extent of spread are important factors that affect treatment and prognosis.
The PDQ childhood brain tumor treatment summaries are organized primarily according to the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of nervous system tumors. For a full description of the classification of nervous system tumors and a link to the corresponding treatment summary for each type of brain tumor, refer to the PDQ summary on Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors Treatment Overview.
The term brain stem glioma is a generic description that refers to any tumor of glial origin arising in the brain stem, inclusive of the midbrain, pons, and medulla. The following two histologies predominate:
Approximately 300 to 400 pediatric brain stem tumors are diagnosed each year in the United States. DIPG accounts for approximately 75% to 80% of pediatric brain stem tumors. Most children with DIPG are diagnosed between the ages of 5 and 10 years. Focal pilocytic astrocytomas in the brain stem occur less frequently.
In children with DIPG, a classic triad of symptoms (cranial neuropathies, long tract signs, and ataxia) is often described. However, children often present with only one or two of these findings. Obstructive hydrocephalus due to expansion of the pons can also be a presenting symptom. Nonspecific symptoms may also occur, including behavioral changes and decreased school performance.
Focal pilocytic astrocytomas in the brain stem present in multiple ways depending on tumor location. Common presenting symptoms include the following:
Primary tumors of the brain stem are most often diagnosed based on clinical findings
and on neuroimaging studies using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Histologic confirmation of presumed DIPGs is usually
unnecessary. However, histologic confirmation is currently performed for research studies and may be more routinely recommended in the future. Biopsy or resection may be indicated for brain stem tumors that are not diffuse and
intrinsic or when there is diagnostic uncertainty based on imaging findings. New approaches with stereotactic needle biopsy may make biopsy
Children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are at an increased risk of developing a brain stem glioma. They may present with a long history of symptoms or be
identified by screening tests.
The median survival for children with DIPGs is less than 1 year. In contrast, focal pilocytic astrocytomas have a markedly improved prognosis, with 5-year overall survival exceeding 90%.
Prognostic factors include the following:
For children with brain stem tumors and anticipated long-term survival, standard follow-up tends to include interval clinical assessments and periodic imaging with MRI. The required duration of follow-up with MRI varies; it largely depends on the presence or absence of residual imaging abnormalities and the original histology of the tumor after treatment.
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Louis DN, Ohgaki H, Wiestler OD, et al.: The 2007 WHO classification of tumours of the central nervous system. Acta Neuropathol 114 (2): 97-109, 2007.
Warren KE: Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma: poised for progress. Front Oncol 2: 205, 2012.
Klimo P Jr, Pai Panandiker AS, Thompson CJ, et al.: Management and outcome of focal low-grade brainstem tumors in pediatric patients: the St. Jude experience. J Neurosurg Pediatr 11 (3): 274-81, 2013.
Liu AK, Brandon J, Foreman NK, et al.: Conventional MRI at presentation does not predict clinical response to radiation therapy in children with diffuse pontine glioma. Pediatr Radiol 39 (12): 1317-20, 2009.
Walker DA, Liu J, Kieran M, et al.: A multi-disciplinary consensus statement concerning surgical approaches to low-grade, high-grade astrocytomas and diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas in childhood (CPN Paris 2011) using the Delphi method. Neuro Oncol 15 (4): 462-8, 2013.
Cage TA, Samagh SP, Mueller S, et al.: Feasibility, safety, and indications for surgical biopsy of intrinsic brainstem tumors in children. Childs Nerv Syst 29 (8): 1313-9, 2013.
Grill J, Puget S, Andreiuolo F, et al.: Critical oncogenic mutations in newly diagnosed pediatric diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Pediatr Blood Cancer 58 (4): 489-91, 2012.
Cohen KJ, Pollack IF, Zhou T, et al.: Temozolomide in the treatment of high-grade gliomas in children: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Neuro Oncol 13 (3): 317-23, 2011.
Ballester LY, Wang Z, Shandilya S, et al.: Morphologic characteristics and immunohistochemical profile of diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas. Am J Surg Pathol 37 (9): 1357-64, 2013.
Wu G, Diaz AK, Paugh BS, et al.: The genomic landscape of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma and pediatric non-brainstem high-grade glioma. Nat Genet 46 (5): 444-50, 2014.
Taylor KR, Mackay A, Truffaux N, et al.: Recurrent activating ACVR1 mutations in diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Nat Genet 46 (5): 457-61, 2014.
Buczkowicz P, Hoeman C, Rakopoulos P, et al.: Genomic analysis of diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas identifies three molecular subgroups and recurrent activating ACVR1 mutations. Nat Genet 46 (5): 451-6, 2014.
Warren KE, Killian K, Suuriniemi M, et al.: Genomic aberrations in pediatric diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas. Neuro Oncol 14 (3): 326-32, 2012.
Broniscer A, Laningham FH, Sanders RP, et al.: Young age may predict a better outcome for children with diffuse pontine glioma. Cancer 113 (3): 566-72, 2008.
Pascual-Castroviejo I, Pascual-Pascual SI, Viaño J, et al.: Posterior fossa tumors in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Childs Nerv Syst 26 (11): 1599-603, 2010.
Albers AC, Gutmann DH: Gliomas in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1. Expert Rev Neurother 9 (4): 535-9, 2009.
The genomic characteristics of DIPGs appear to differ from those of most other pediatric high-grade gliomas and from those of adult high-grade gliomas. A number of chromosomal and genomic abnormalities have been reported for DIPG, including the following:
The gene expression profile of DIPG differs from that of non–brain stem pediatric high-grade gliomas, further supporting a distinctive biology for this subset of pediatric gliomas.
Wu G, Broniscer A, McEachron TA, et al.: Somatic histone H3 alterations in pediatric diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas and non-brainstem glioblastomas. Nat Genet 44 (3): 251-3, 2012.
Fontebasso AM, Papillon-Cavanagh S, Schwartzentruber J, et al.: Recurrent somatic mutations in ACVR1 in pediatric midline high-grade astrocytoma. Nat Genet 46 (5): 462-6, 2014.
Schwartzentruber J, Korshunov A, Liu XY, et al.: Driver mutations in histone H3.3 and chromatin remodelling genes in paediatric glioblastoma. Nature 482 (7384): 226-31, 2012.
Shore EM, Xu M, Feldman GJ, et al.: A recurrent mutation in the BMP type I receptor ACVR1 causes inherited and sporadic fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. Nat Genet 38 (5): 525-7, 2006.
Zarghooni M, Bartels U, Lee E, et al.: Whole-genome profiling of pediatric diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas highlights platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase as potential therapeutic targets. J Clin Oncol 28 (8): 1337-44, 2010.
Paugh BS, Broniscer A, Qu C, et al.: Genome-wide analyses identify recurrent amplifications of receptor tyrosine kinases and cell-cycle regulatory genes in diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. J Clin Oncol 29 (30): 3999-4006, 2011.
Khuong-Quang DA, Buczkowicz P, Rakopoulos P, et al.: K27M mutation in histone H3.3 defines clinically and biologically distinct subgroups of pediatric diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas. Acta Neuropathol 124 (3): 439-47, 2012.
There is no generally applied staging system for childhood brain stem
Brain stem gliomas are classified according to the following:
Brain stem gliomas may occur
in the pons, midbrain, tectum, dorsum of the medulla at the
cervicomedullary junction, or in multiple regions of the brain stem. The tumor
may contiguously involve the cerebellar peduncles, cerebellum, the cervical spinal cord, and/or thalamus.
The majority of childhood brain stem gliomas are diffuse astrocytomas that
involve the pons (diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas [DIPGs]), often with contiguous involvement of other brain stem
It is uncommon for these tumors to have spread outside the brain
stem itself at the time of initial diagnosis. Spread of malignant brain stem tumors is usually contiguous, with
metastasis via the subarachnoid space. Such dissemination may occur prior to local relapse
but usually occurs simultaneously with or after local disease relapse.
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Laigle-Donadey F, Doz F, Delattre JY: Brainstem gliomas in children and adults. Curr Opin Oncol 20 (6): 662-7, 2008.
Khatua S, Moore KR, Vats TS, et al.: Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma-current status and future strategies. Childs Nerv Syst 27 (9): 1391-7, 2011.
Sethi R, Allen J, Donahue B, et al.: Prospective neuraxis MRI surveillance reveals a high risk of leptomeningeal dissemination in diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. J Neurooncol 102 (1): 121-7, 2011.
Many of the improvements in survival in childhood cancer have been made as a
result of clinical trials that have attempted to improve on the best available,
accepted therapy. Clinical trials in pediatrics are designed to compare new
therapy with therapy that is currently accepted as standard. This comparison
may be done in a randomized study of two treatment arms or by evaluating a
single new treatment and comparing the results with those that were previously
obtained with existing therapy.
Because of the relative rarity of cancer in children, all patients with brain
tumors should be considered for entry into a clinical trial. To determine and
implement optimum treatment, planning by a multidisciplinary team of
cancer specialists who have experience treating childhood brain tumors is
required. Radiation therapy (including 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy) of pediatric brain tumors is technically very
demanding and should be carried out in centers that have experience in that
area in order to ensure optimal results.
Standard Treatment Options
Newly diagnosed childhood brain stem gliomas:
Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas
Focal or low-grade brain stem gliomas
Surgical resection (with or without radiation therapy and chemotherapy)
Observation (with or without cerebrospinal fluid diversion)
Radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and alternative approaches for inoperable focal or low-grade tumors
Recurrent/progressive childhood brain stem gliomas:
Repeat surgical resection
While numerous clinical trials are available for children with newly diagnosed DIPGs, the utility of any therapy besides radiation therapy in the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed DIPG remains unproven.; [Level of evidence: 2A]; [Level of evidence: 3iiiA]
Currently, no chemotherapeutic strategy—including neoadjuvant, concurrent, postradiation therapy, or immunotherapy—when added to radiation therapy has led to long-term survival for children with DIPGs.; [Level of evidence: 2A] This includes studies utilizing high-dose, marrow-ablative chemotherapy with autologous hematopoietic stem cell rescue, which have also been ineffective in extending survival.
Standard treatment options for newly diagnosed DIPGs include the following:
Conventional treatment for children with DIPGs
is radiation therapy to involved areas. The conventional dose of radiation
ranges between 54 Gy and 60 Gy given locally to the primary tumor
site in single daily fractions. Such treatment will result in transient
benefit for most patients, but more than 90% of patients will die within 18 months of diagnosis.
Radiation-induced changes may occur a few months after the completion of radiation therapy and may mimic tumor progression. When considering the efficacy of additional treatment, care needs to be taken to separate radiation-induced change from progressive disease.
Research studies evaluating the efficacy of hyperfractionated and hypofractionated radiation therapy and radiosensitizers have not demonstrated improved outcomes using these radiation techniques.
Similar to the treatment of other brain tumors, radiation therapy is often omitted for infants with DIPGs, and chemotherapy-only approaches are utilized. However, published data supporting the utility of this approach is lacking.
Early-phase therapeutic trials may be available for selected patients. These trials may be available via Children’s Oncology Group phase I institutions, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium, or other entities.
Standard treatment options for newly diagnosed focal or low-grade brain stem gliomas include the following:
In general, maximal surgical resection is attempted.
Patients with residual tumor may be candidates for additional therapy, including 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy approaches, with or without adjuvant chemotherapy.
Patients with small tectal lesions and hydrocephalus but no other neurological
deficits may be treated with cerebrospinal fluid diversion alone and have follow-up
with sequential neuroradiographic studies unless there is evidence of
A period of observation may be indicated before
instituting any treatment for patients with neurofibromatosis type 1. Brain stem gliomas in these children may be
indolent and may require no specific treatment for years.
In selected circumstances, adjuvant therapy in the form of radiation therapy or chemotherapy can be considered in a child with a newly diagnosed focal or low-grade brain stem glioma.[Level of evidence: 3iDi] Decisions regarding the need for such therapy depend on the age of the child, the extent of resection obtainable, and associated neurologic deficits.
Alternative approaches for the treatment of inoperable brain stem gliomas include the following:
Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with untreated childhood brain stem glioma. The list of clinical trials can be further narrowed by location, drug, intervention, and other criteria.
General information about clinical trials is also available from the NCI Web site.
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Jennings MT, Sposto R, Boyett JM, et al.: Preradiation chemotherapy in primary high-risk brainstem tumors: phase II study CCG-9941 of the Children's Cancer Group. J Clin Oncol 20 (16): 3431-7, 2002.
Allen J, Siffert J, Donahue B, et al.: A phase I/II study of carboplatin combined with hyperfractionated radiotherapy for brainstem gliomas. Cancer 86 (6): 1064-9, 1999.
Broniscer A, Leite CC, Lanchote VL, et al.: Radiation therapy and high-dose tamoxifen in the treatment of patients with diffuse brainstem gliomas: results of a Brazilian cooperative study. Brainstem Glioma Cooperative Group. J Clin Oncol 18 (6): 1246-53, 2000.
Doz F, Neuenschwander S, Bouffet E, et al.: Carboplatin before and during radiation therapy for the treatment of malignant brain stem tumours: a study by the Société Française d'Oncologie Pédiatrique. Eur J Cancer 38 (6): 815-9, 2002.
Wolff JE, Westphal S, Mölenkamp G, et al.: Treatment of paediatric pontine glioma with oral trophosphamide and etoposide. Br J Cancer 87 (9): 945-9, 2002.
Korones DN, Fisher PG, Kretschmar C, et al.: Treatment of children with diffuse intrinsic brain stem glioma with radiotherapy, vincristine and oral VP-16: a Children's Oncology Group phase II study. Pediatr Blood Cancer 50 (2): 227-30, 2008.
Cohen KJ, Heideman RL, Zhou T, et al.: Temozolomide in the treatment of children with newly diagnosed diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Neuro Oncol 13 (4): 410-6, 2011.
Jalali R, Raut N, Arora B, et al.: Prospective evaluation of radiotherapy with concurrent and adjuvant temozolomide in children with newly diagnosed diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 77 (1): 113-8, 2010.
Frappaz D, Schell M, Thiesse P, et al.: Preradiation chemotherapy may improve survival in pediatric diffuse intrinsic brainstem gliomas: final results of BSG 98 prospective trial. Neuro Oncol 10 (4): 599-607, 2008.
Frazier JL, Lee J, Thomale UW, et al.: Treatment of diffuse intrinsic brainstem gliomas: failed approaches and future strategies. J Neurosurg Pediatr 3 (4): 259-69, 2009.
Hargrave D, Bartels U, Bouffet E: Diffuse brainstem glioma in children: critical review of clinical trials. Lancet Oncol 7 (3): 241-8, 2006.
Warren K, Bent R, Wolters PL, et al.: A phase 2 study of pegylated interferon α-2b (PEG-Intron(®)) in children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Cancer 118 (14): 3607-13, 2012.
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Janssens GO, Jansen MH, Lauwers SJ, et al.: Hypofractionation vs conventional radiation therapy for newly diagnosed diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma: a matched-cohort analysis. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 85 (2): 315-20, 2013.
Liu AK, Macy ME, Foreman NK: Bevacizumab as therapy for radiation necrosis in four children with pontine gliomas. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 75 (4): 1148-54, 2009.
Freeman CR, Krischer JP, Sanford RA, et al.: Final results of a study of escalating doses of hyperfractionated radiotherapy in brain stem tumors in children: a Pediatric Oncology Group study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 27 (2): 197-206, 1993.
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Given the dismal prognosis for patients with DIPGs, progression of the pontine lesion is anticipated generally within 1 year of completing radiation therapy. In most cases, biopsy at the time of clinical or radiologic progression is neither necessary nor recommended. To date, no salvage regimen has been shown to extend survival. Patients should be considered for entry into trials of novel therapeutic approaches because there are no standard agents that have demonstrated a clinically significant activity.
Palliative care is provided for these patients whether or not disease-directed therapy is administered.
At the time of recurrence, a complete evaluation to determine the extent of the relapse may be indicated for selected low-grade lesions. Biopsy or surgical resection should be considered for confirmation of relapse when other entities such as secondary tumor and treatment-related brain necrosis, which may be clinically indistinguishable from tumor recurrence, are in the differential diagnosis. Other tests, including positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and single-photon emission computed tomography, have not yet been shown to be reliable in distinguishing necrosis from tumor recurrence in brain stem gliomas. Radiation-induced changes may occur a few months after the completion of radiation therapy and may mimic tumor progression. When considering the efficacy of additional treatment, care needs to be taken to separate radiation-induced change from progressive disease.
Treatment considerations at the time of recurrence or progression are dependent on prior treatment. Treatment options for recurrent focal or low-grade brain stem gliomas include the following:
Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with recurrent childhood brain stem glioma. The list of clinical trials can be further narrowed by location, drug, intervention, and other criteria.
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Ater JL, Zhou T, Holmes E, et al.: Randomized study of two chemotherapy regimens for treatment of low-grade glioma in young children: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. J Clin Oncol 30 (21): 2641-7, 2012.
This information is provided by the National Cancer Institute.
This information was last updated on May 19, 2014.
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