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Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET)

Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) is a type of central nervous system tumor that primarily occurs in the cerebrum, the largest part of the brain that includes the frontal lobe, parietal lobe, occipital lobe, temporal lobe, hippcampus, basal ganglia and olfactory bulb. PNETs may spread to other parts of the brain and spinal cord. 

Latest Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET) grants

Duane Mitchell, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator
Duke University
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2011

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Last year, we shared the story of 14-year-old Eden Green, who loves to take photos and dance. Eden was in treatment for a form of childhood cancer so rare, that doctors did not have a clinical name for it. After 4 months of treatment on a... more
Brain tumors are the deadliest form of childhood cancer, accounting for 30% of all cancer deaths each year.*  Sometimes just centimeters in size, these tumors present real treatment challenges because of their critical location in the... more
by Trish Adkins

For Eden, the trouble began when she was 10 years old. The trouble had a name: pain. It seemed normal at first—maybe a side effect from dancing or growing. But then it never went away and then, suddenly, Eden could not... more