The lifespan for patients with DIPG or DMG varies. Radiation has been shown to improve quality and quantity of life for some but not all. Experimental trials are continuously being initiated in the hopes of prolonging survival.
Gliomas are classified by cell type, grade and location. DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma) is one particular type of glioma. Understanding the histone mutation is a key aspect of determining treatment options.