NCI Definition: A benign glial-neuronal neoplasm. It is usually supratentorial, located, generally, in the cortex and occurs in children and young adults with a long-standing history of partial seizures. A histologic hallmark of this tumor is the 'specific glioneuronal element', characterized by columns, made up of bundles of axons, oriented perpendicularly to the cortical surface. (Adapted from WHO) [1]

Significant Genes in Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor


Disease Details

DNT, Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Neoplasm, DNET
Neuronal and Mixed Neuronal-Glial Tumors
OncoTree Name
Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor
OncoTree Code


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2. The AACR Project GENIE Consortium. AACR Project GENIE: powering precision medicine through an international consortium. Cancer Discovery. 2017;7(8):818-831. Dataset Version 6. This dataset does not represent the totality of the genetic landscape; see paper for more information.

3. All assertions and clinical trial landscape data are curated from primary sources. You can read more about the curation process here.