Primitive neuroectodermal tumor

What is Primitive neuroectodermal tumor?

Primitive neuroectodermal tumor meaning One of a group of cancers that develop from the same type of early cells, and share certain biochemical and genetic features. Some PNETs develop in the brain and central nervous system (CNS-PNET), and others develop in sites outside of the brain such as the limbs, pelvis, and chest wall (peripheral PNET).

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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