NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,359 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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A rare, fast-growing tumor that forms in cells called glial cells in a part of the brain stem called the pons. DIPGs tend to spread to nearby tissue and other parts of the brain stem, are hard to treat, and have a poor prognosis (outcome). They usually occur in children. Also called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.