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The Development of Cell Line Models of Childhood Brain Tumours


Richard Grundy

Childhood brain cancers have a significant impact on society. Currently, it is possible to make sophisticated diagnoses, but the treatments do not reflect patient differences and are out-dated. In order to develop better therapies and improve the outcome, we must first understand the underlying biology of brain cancer and how cells influence the dis ase process. For that purpose, several lines of brain cancer stem cells have been isolated, which have retained the characteristics of their original tissues. These in vitro human cell models are a much-needed addition to research on childhood brain cancers.