News tagged with medulloblastoma

For brain tumors, origins matter

(Medical Xpress)—Since stem cells and progenitor cells are regulated by different growth factors, brain tumors arising from these cells might respond differently to different therapies. Researchers at Sanford-Burnham ...

Nov 13, 2012
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Cancer genes hijack enhancers

Unlike most other forms of cancer, medulloblastomas exhibits very few mutations in growth-promoting genes. In collaboration with an international team of colleagues, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center have ...

Jun 23, 2014
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Study reveals genes behind brain tumours

A team of researchers has pinpointed a handful of genes that could drive the formation of medulloblastoma, the most aggressive and frequent form of brain tumour found in children.

Oct 31, 2013
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Processing speed drops after medulloblastoma diagnosis

(HealthDay)—Among key cognitive functions, processing speed (PS) shows the poorest outcomes five years after diagnosis of pediatric medulloblastoma, according to a study published online Aug. 26 in the ...

Sep 05, 2013
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Better treatment for common childhood brain cancer

Children diagnosed with the most common paediatric malignant brain cancer, medulloblastoma, will benefit from more targeted treatment following the identification of genetic mutations in the cancer.

Jun 26, 2012
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