About Juliana, with Tanja and Marcelo Ortigao

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Marcelo Ortigao, associate professor of Preventive Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Uniformed Services University (USU), and his wife Tanja Hess, large animal veterinarian and associate professor of equine sciences at Colorado State University Fort Collins, join us to share their family’s recent and tragic loss, and resultant advocacy for pediatric brain cancer. Juliana passed away on March 3, 2019, as a result of DIPG, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Marcelo and Tanja, and their surviving son Felipe, continue to contribute to the DIPG cause. Marcelo is the leading author of a white paper currently in the works and focused on the modernization of pediatric DIPG clinical trials.

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