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Biomarkers of Pediatric Brain Tumors

DOI: 10.3389/fped.2013.00007

Keywords: biomarker, pediatric, brain, tumor, CNS, marker, medulloblastoma

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Background and Need for Novel Biomarkers: Brain tumors are the leading cause of death by solid tumors in children. Although improvements have been made in their radiological detection and treatment, our capacity to promptly diagnose pediatric brain tumors in their early stages remains limited. This contrasts several other cancers where serum biomarkers such as cancer antigen (CA) 19-9 and CA 125 facilitate early diagnosis and treatment.

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