Oligodendroglioma is a type of brain tumor that affects 4% of the brain tumor population. Because it is rare, it has less awareness and less funding. Recent findings in oligodendroglioma research uncovered a “genetic signature” of Oligodendroglioma tumors.
“In the winter of 2010/11, the National Brain Tumor Society conducted a thorough analysis of oligodendroglioma research, including discussions with leading experts in the field to determine future directions for the Oligodendroglioma Foundation Model. The irrefutable conclusion is that additional funding is required to capitalize and expand on recent genetic findings and drive oligodendroglioma research to the discovery and development of improved treatments for patients.”
Research is on the cusp of genetic and molecular discovery that will forever alter current diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic practices. At this time, brain tumor research is underfunded and the public remains unaware of the magnitude of this disease.
Our mission is to increase public awareness about Oligodendroglioma tumors. It is our hope that by creating this awareness we can provide funding to researchers working toward finding a breakthrough cure.