Pediatric brain tumors. Still so much to do

World Brain Cancer Day 2023. Still so much to do

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schüller is a senior physician at the Institute of Neuropathology, responsible for the diagnosis of pediatric brain tumors and for molecular neuropathology. The focus of his research at the Research Institute Children's Cancer Center Hamburg is the neurobiology of pediatric brain tumors and pediatric neuro-oncology.

"Pediatric brain tumors are characterized by a large biological heterogeneity and lead the way in cancer-related mortality in children. Many tumors are highly aggressive; we can observe how quickly cells divide or infiltrate the brain. The idea of children suffering from such tumors, of such tumors changing the lives of children and entire families from one day to the next, and of children sometimes suffering the consequences of therapy for the rest of their lives, is terrible and brings with it a great responsibility. We as scientists see ourselves as having this responsibility to better understand such tumors and, as a consequence, to identify or develop substances that slow down tumor growth."__Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schüller.

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