NF Center Researchers Identify Key Role for Immune Cells in Brain Tumors

Author: Washington University Physicians
Published On: 08/08/2018

Children with NF1 are prone to develop brain tumors, specifically gliomas affecting the optic nerve and brainstem. These tumors are typically slow growing, and usually cannot be surgically removed. For this reason, most treatments involve the use of agents (chemotherapy) that slow the growth of the tumor cells. While these therapies have been effective in some children with NF1-associated gliomas, there remains a pressing need to develop alternative treatments.


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