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Uncovering How Medulloblastoma Tumors Develop

September 22, 2022

Via: GEN

Medulloblastoma (MB) is an aggressive pediatric brain tumor. A new study by an international research team reveals the tumor exists in a pre-malignant form at birth after initially developing during the first or second trimester of pregnancy. The findings suggest there may be a window of several years during which medulloblastoma could be prevented.

The new study is published in the journal Nature in an article entitled, “Failure of human rhombic lip differentiation underlies medulloblastoma formation.”

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