Telomere Maintenance in Pediatric Neuronal Tumors: Hope for a Better Ending?

Presentation Description: The ability of tumors to divide endlessly is one of the hallmarks of cancer.  Telomere maintenance is the main mechanism by which tumor cells achieve this goal.  This session examined how by using the unique model of pediatric low grade gliomas and neuroblastomas which tend to undergo spontaneous growth arrest, the role of telomere maintenance in these tumors can be defined, which can lead to the development of potential novel therapies to treat high grade pediatric gliomas and neuroblastomas.


Uri Tabori, MD
Neuro-Oncologist, Division of Hematology/Oncology
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Scientist, Genetic and Genomic Biology
The Research Institute and the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain tumor Research Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

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