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Stem Cells May Explain Why Rare Inherited Tumor in Kids Is So Aggressive

For some people with NF1, their tumors may become cancerous, including a type of sarcoma called malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST), which usually arises in childhood. In a study published online May 18, 2021, in Cell Stem Cell, researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering reported they have discovered that a subpopulation of cells within these tumors could explain why the tumors almost always come back after treatment.

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