What is ETMR/ETANTR and who does it affect?

Embryonal tumours with multilayered rosettes (ETMR) are rare, deadly brain tumours that affect mainly children below the age of 4 years. There are 300 cases reported but probably there are many more as this tumour is often misdiagnosed.

This newly suggested entity has been recognized based on a hallmark genetic alteration in the form of an excess copy number of a chromosomal locus Chromosome 19q34. Pathologists who help establish the diagnosis say it resembles to an undifferentiated neural tube, the most primitive form of our brain at the stage of the embryo.

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