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The unanticipated early origins of childhood brain cancer

20:00 EDT 30 Apr 2019 | AAAS

(McGill University Health Centre) Brain tumours are the leading cause of non-accidental death in children in Canada, but little is known about when these tumours form or how they develop. Researchers have recently identified the cells that are thought to give rise to certain brain tumours in children and discovered that these cells first appear in the embryonic stage of a mammal's development - far earlier than they had expected.

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