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Epigenetics and pediatric brain tumors
Over the last two decades the critical role of epigenetics in cancer biology has evolved significantly. In parallel, our understanding of the biology of many pediatric brain tumors and the central role of alterations in their epigenetic regulation has become an important area of discovery.
In an editorial in a special issue of the Journal of Neuro-Oncology, Roger Packer, M.D., senior vice president of the Center for Neurosciences and Behavioral Medicine at Children’s National Hospital, looks at understanding the role of epigenetics and how they will further characterize pediatric brain tumors, open new therapeutic avenues for treatment and lead to true breakthroughs and cures for children.