Childhood Cancer

Medulloblastoma

Medulloblastoma is the most common type of pediatric brain tumor. The tumor most often originates in the cerebellum or the posterior fossa (back of the brain). Like other brain tumors, medulloblastoma spread through the cerebrospinal fluid and can metastasize to other locations in the brain and spinal cord. 

Latest Medulloblastoma grants

Satoru Osuka, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Emory University
Young Investigator Grants, Awarded 2018
Tamra Werbowetski-Ogilvie, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Manitoba
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2017
Marc Symons, PhD, Principal Investigator
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research - North Shore
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2017

Latest Medulloblastoma blog posts

Brain tumors are the deadliest form of childhood cancer, accounting for 30% of all cancer deaths each year.*  Sometimes just centimeters in size, these tumors present real treatment challenges because of their critical location in the... more
by Trish Adkins

For Eden, the trouble began when she was 10 years old. The trouble had a name: pain. It seemed normal at first—maybe a side effect from dancing or growing. But then it never went away and then, suddenly, Eden could not... more
Children with certain types of hard-to-treat childhood cancers just got another huge dose of hope. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to a drug called Vitrakvi (also known as larotrectinib... more