Midsummer Nights' Science: Pediatric brain tumors: The frontier of childhood cancers

Pediatric brain tumors are the most common ‘solid tumor’ of childhood, and some of the most challenging to treat. With the recent explosion of technologies for profiling cancer genomes, our knowledge of childhood cancers is growing by leaps and bounds, such that we are, for the first time, starting to understand how childhood brain tumors grow. In this 2018 Midsummer Nights' Science talk, Cancer Program associate member and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute pediatric neuro-oncologist Pratiti (Mimi) Bandopadhayay discusses the challenges in treating children with brain tumors, and will highlight how the path to precision medicine is providing tremendous hope that improved treatments will come about for children diagnosed with brain tumors.