Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) form a group of tumors defined by their appearance that are thought to develop from primitive (undifferentiated) nerve cells in the brain. They are rare tumors and their incidence is not well defined.
As you read further below, you will find general information about PNET. If you would like to view summary information about brain tumors first, see the overview on brain tumors.
How Dana-Farber/Boston Children's approaches PNET
Children with PNET are treated through the Brain Tumor Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, a world-renowned destination for children with malignant and non-malignant brain and spinal cord tumors. Our Center cares for an average of 120 new patients each year. Our team provides a unique degree of specialization across many medical disciplines, which translates into advanced treatment options for young patients with PNET and other brain tumors.