Funding for this research was provided by:
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (19K09476, 19K18418, 17K17739, 17K17735, 17K16632)
National Cancer Institute (RO1NS093079)
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
St. Baldrick's Foundation
Niigata University Brain Research Institute Global Collaborative Project 2017
The John McNicholas Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
Received: 8 June 2019
Accepted: 18 July 2019
First Online: 25 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the Institutional review board approved protocol at Niigata University (#2016–2583). Informed consents for autopsy, collection of samples and their subsequent use for genetic analysis and other research purposes were obtained from the patient’s family. IRB approval and written consent were obtained for CANCERPLEX analysis. Animal study was approved by the Animal Use and Care Committee of Niigata University.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.