What is DIPG? Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a brain stem tumor found in the pons of the brain, which controls many of the body's most vital functions such as breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate. Approximately 200-400 children in the United States are diagnosed with DIPG each year. These children are typically between the ages of 4 and 11. The standard treatment for DIPG is 6 weeks of radiation therapy. Their is no cure for DIPG, a child life ranges from 9 to 12 months.