CERN Tissue Samples Used to Analyze the Impact of Surgery and Radiation on Ependymoma
— Categories: CERN Research Articles Posted on June 8, 2016
Ependymoma is the third most common brain tumor in children. The current therapy for posterior fossa ependymoma in children is surgery followed by radiation therapy.
The posterior fossa is a small space in the skull, found near the brainstem and cerebellum. Previous clinical trials have failed to reveal if their is a clear survival beneﬁt for chemotherapy over surgery and radiation alone. Four groups of posterior fossa ependymoma samples, including samples from the CERN Foundation’s tissue repository, were profiled. Researchers found the most impactful biomarker for posterior fossa ependymoma is molecular subgroup affiliation.