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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and pediatric brain tumors are the leading cause of disease related death in children. Unlike most adult cancers, the causes of pediatric brain tumors remain largely unknown and decades-old therapies have remained mostly unchanged. Such therapies are often not tumor-specific and can impart toxicities to the developing nervous systems of children.  D3b houses the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium who is leading the way in collaborative research. Learn more about their efforts at CBTTC.ORG