Elucidating Heterogeneity of Resistance Across Molecular Subgroups of Pediatric Ependymomas to Inform Future Therapeutics
Intracranial ependymomas are a common pediatric brain cancer with many subgroups that may respond differently to different therapies. Using cell lines provided by the Children’s Brain Tumor Network, researchers seek to better understand these differences in an effort to advance positive patient outcomes.
Ependymomas arise from ependymal cells that line the ventricles and passageways in the brain and the center of the spinal cord. Ependymal cells produce cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). These tumors are classified as supratentorial or infratentorial. In children, most ependymomas are infratentorial tumors