Schwannomas, benign tumors with a senescent phenotype.

BACKGROUND Schwannomas are benign nerve sheath tumors that only very rarely undergo malignant changes. Oncogenic-induced senescence is a defense mechanism against such malignant transformation. Different molecular pathways are involved in this process, such as RAS-RAF-MAPK. Based on the fact that the RAS-RAF-MAPK pathway is known to be activated in… (More)