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February 2019 Monthly Update

February 28, 2019

February was a short month packed with a lot of action for the JDJ Charitable Foundation.  Of course, our biggest event in February was Cycle for Survival on Friday, February…

January 2019 Monthly Update

January 31, 2019

Here at the JDJ Charitable Foundation, we have not let the cold temperatures get in the way of our continued momentum. In fact, we are more excited now than ever about the future of our Foundation.To kick off the new year, we hosted two great events on January 8.

The JDJ Glioblastoma Fund at MSKCC

January 25, 2019

Physician-scientist Ingo Mellinghoff studies signal transduction alterations in primary brain tumors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

JDJ Optic Pathway Glioma Research Fund

January 25, 2019

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is one of the leading optic pathway glioma (OPG) research centers in the world. Learn more about what our research fund is supporting.

Analyzing Spinal Fluid Could Guide Brain Tumor Diagnosis and Treatment

January 23, 2019

Cerebrospinal fluid flows in and around the brain and spinal cord and protects them. Brain tumors shed cancer DNA into this fluid, which can be extracted through a spinal tap and analyzed for mutations.

New Liquid Biopsy Test Detects Brain Cancer, But It Doesn’t Use Blood

January 23, 2019

Scientists in New York have used a liquid biopsy to detect DNA from brain tumors in spinal fluid samples.