New research findings could give pediatric brain tumors a one-two punch

October 10, 2018

Medulloblastoma is the most common form of pediatric brain cancer. The current treatment approach, surgery along with radiation treatment and large doses of chemotherapy often has severe side effects. As a result new treatments are desperately needed.

Cancerous tumors often cause disease through two processes, through growth and proliferation. In a new study published in Nature Communications, a single signal path involved in medulloblastoma, a severe form of childhood brain cancer, is responsible for both. In the future, this pathway may be an effective target for cancer treatments.

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