Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Duke University School of Medicine
Dr. Walsh’s research program focuses on genetic and epigenetic factors contributing to cancer predisposition in children and adults, with a special interest in brain tumors.
The Role of Genetic Factors in Ependymoma Susceptibility
Brain tumors are rare and when combined with other nervous system tumors account for ~ 2% of all cancers; however, they are the second most common type of pediatric cancer and the leading cause of childhood cancer-related mortality. The etiology and molecular features of most pediatric brain tumors
Maral Adel Fahmideh
Medulloblastomas comprises the vast majority of pediatric embryonal tumors and by definition arise in the posterior fossa, where they constitute approximately 40% of all posterior fossa tumors. Other forms of embryonal tumors each make up 2% or less of all childhood brain tumors.The clinical feature