CCTR presents Dr. Kathy Warren, top researcher in pediatric neuro-oncology at the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), who discusses the history of DIPG research and the nature of this strange and misunderstood tumor, challenges to treatment, and hopeful new lines of research for effective therapies to be developed. We were treated to a brief lesson in pediatric brain tumors by one of the worlds greatest experts on the subject of DIPG, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Dr. Warren stressed the importance in parent advocacy for encouraging world-wide scientific collaboration in the research. We focused brain tumors and advocacy for the 2nd half of the show with Michael Antonellis, who described the unique opportunities that the National Brian Tumor Society (NBTS) for those called to advocacy, encouraging participation in the upcoming “Head for the Hill Days” in Washington DC. NBTS advocates for the need of research for both adult and pediatric brain tumors, and explained the many differences complicating the treatment landscape.