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Lea F. Surrey

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA, USA


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Mixed Neuronal-Glial Tumors (MNGT) are a benign category of tumors found in children and young adults.They are associated with seizures and study into their genetics is an active field of research. Understanding the genetics of MNGT is vital to treatment and could help predict tumor and seizure recurrence in patients who have undergone surgery. Using the Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas, researchers will analyze currently available genetic data on MNGT in hopes of guiding the development of treatments and predictive assessments.

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What are the goals of this project?

Researchers seek to gain a greater understanding of the genetics of mixed neuronal-glial tumors (MNGT) to guide development of new therapies.

What is the impact of this project?

MNGT are associated with seizures in children and young adults. Understanding the genetics of these tumors could help medical professionals predict tumor growth and seizure activity, guiding the development of treatments.

Why is the CBTN request important to this project?

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas contains important genomic data on many cases of MNGT that will be important for incorporation into this research.

Specimen Data

The Children's Brain Tumor Network contributed to this project by providing access to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas.

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