St. Jude gene sequencing project discovers common driver of a childhood brain tumor
- Posted: February 20, 2014
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital -Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project identifies the most common genetic alteration yet in the brain tumor ependymoma; results offer clues for fighting other cancers.
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