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Keywords:

  • brain tumour;
  • cancer;
  • development;
  • stem cell

T. N. Phoenix, D. S. Currle, G. Robinson and R. J. Gilbertson (2012) Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology38, 222–227

Developmental origins of neural tumours: old idea, new approaches

The recent convergence of pathology, cancer research and basic neurobiology disciplines is providing unprecedented insights to the origins of brain tumours. This new knowledge holds great promise for patients, transforming the way we view and develop new treatments for these devastating diseases.