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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

Satoshi Nakata, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Young Investigator Grants, Awarded 2019
Duane Mitchell, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator
Duke University
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2011

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