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Molecular Classification and Management of Rare Pediatric Embryonal Brain Tumors.

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Summary of "Molecular Classification and Management of Rare Pediatric Embryonal Brain Tumors."

Malignant embryonal brain tumors (EBTs) of childhood span a wide clinical spectrum but can share remarkably similar morphologic features. This overlap presents significant diagnostic challenges, particularly for tumor entities that are rarely encountered in clinical practice and for which diagnostic criteria were poorly defined. This review will provide an update on the evolving characterization and treatment of rare EBTs.

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Name: Current oncology reports
ISSN: 1534-6269
Pages: 69

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