Molecular characterisation of brain tumours
Brain tumours are heterogeneous and, unlike haematopoietic malignancies, the cell of origin is unknown in most cases. BRAIN-MATCH, an EU-funded initiative, aims to understand brain tumour biology by analysing the molecular profiles of normal brain cells at different stages during development at single cell resolution and integrating with thousands of brain tumour datasets that cover more than 100 different brain tumour entities. This integrative approach will help scientists identify the cells of origin for many of these tumours. Project results also have clinical projections and aim at hinting to novel therapies and liquid biopsy-based assays for the detection of tumour cells circulating in the blood.
Funding SchemeERC-COG - Consolidator Grant
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