Associated Genetic Biomarkers


NCI Definition: An abnormal growth of the cells that comprise the tissues of the brainstem. While the tumor may be histologically benign, it can produce great morbidity due to its location. It presents most commonly in the first two decades of life. [1]

Childhood brain stem gliomas most frequently harbor alterations in H3F3A, TP53, PIK3CA, HIST1H3B, and PPM1D [2].

Most Commonly Altered Genes in Childhood Brain Stem Glioma

H3F3A Mutation, H3F3A K28M, TP53 Mutation, TP53 Missense, and TP53 c.217-c.1178 Missense are the most common alterations in childhood brain stem glioma [2].

Top Alterations in Childhood Brain Stem Glioma

Significant Genes in Childhood Brain Stem Glioma

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Disease Details

Pediatric Glioma of the Brain Stem, Childhood Glioma of the Brain Stem, Childhood Glioma of Brainstem, Childhood Glioma of the Brainstem, Childhood Brainstem Glioma, Pediatric Brain Stem Glioma, Childhood Glioma of Brain Stem, Pediatric Glioma of the Brainstem, Pediatric Brainstem Glioma, Pediatric Glioma of Brainstem, Pediatric Glioma of Brain Stem
Childhood Brain Stem Neoplasm
Childhood Brain Stem Astrocytoma and Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma


1. National Cancer Institute. NCI Thesaurus Version 18.11d. [2018-08-28]. [2018-09-21].

2. The AACR Project GENIE Consortium. AACR Project GENIE: powering precision medicine through an international consortium. Cancer Discovery. 2017;7(8):818-831. Dataset Version 8. This dataset does not represent the totality of the genetic landscape; see paper for more information.

3. All assertions and clinical trial landscape data are curated from primary sources. You can read more about the curation process here.