In this issue of Cancer Discovery, Pedersen and colleagues present the first mouse model of primary CNS melanoma, which arises when oncogenic NRAS is expressed from the endogenous Nras promoter in melanocytes during embryogenesis. In support of this model, two pediatric cases of NRAS-mutant primary melanoma of the CNS are identified.
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The Zon laboratory aims to dissect how assaults to the hematopoietic system cause severe diseases such as leukemias, lymphomas, and anemias. They investigate hematopoietic development and disease using chemical screens, genetic screens, and analysis of novel transgenic lines in zebrafish.

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