At the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting in Chicago this week, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's Richard Gilbertson used his experience in studying ependymomas — tumors of the central nervous system — to emphasize the importance of genomics in cancer research. Ependymomas can occur in both children and adults, in either the spine or in the brain. But an adult with an ependymoma in the spine has a significantly better prognosis than a child with an ependymoma in the brain, Gilbertson said.

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