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Investigators at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, University of Utah, and elsewhere explore mechanisms for medulloblastoma metastases to leptomeningeal tissue surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The team did whole-genome sequencing on primary medulloblastoma samples, peripheral blood samples, and matched leptomeningeal metastases from three individuals with the disease, a childhood cancer that begins in the brain's developing cerebellum.

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