1. Epigenetic analysis: Giving the right name to a tumor

    Epigenetic analysis: Giving the right name to a tumor

    ( Heidelberg University Hospital and Medical Faculty ) Scientists from the 'Hopp Children's Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg' (KiTZ) and the Neuropathology Department at Heidelberg University Hospital have substantially enhanced the classification of tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) / Physicians will now be able to categorize CNS tumors more precisely into specific risk groups and make therapy decisions on this basis / The method was developed in close collaboration with the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) / Publication in Nature.

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    1. We hope that our new molecular classification method will help improve diagnostic accuracy in CNS tumors and, thus, also improve the chances for successful treatment.
    2. We have developed computer-based algorithms that reliably differentiate 82 types of CNS tumors based on their methylation patterns.
    3. We are convinced that our new method is well suited to be used in the clinic.
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