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Medulloblastoma brain tumor

On the left is a magnetic resonance image of a child’s medulloblastoma brain tumor, and on the right, a photomicrograph of medulloblastoma cells. The circle shows a Homer Wright rosette, a circular cluster of tumor cells characteristic of the disease. Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have combined two old therapies — copper and disulfiram — to destroy this pediatric cancer.

Credit: Graphic created by M.E. Newman, Johns Hopkins Medicine, using public domain images. MRI scan courtesy of the National Cancer Institute and photomicrograph courtesy of Jensflorian via Wikimedia Commons.