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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

Yael Mossé, MD, Principal Investigator
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Crazy 8 Awards, Awarded 2021
Charles G. Mullighan, MBBS(Hons), MSc, MD, FRACP, FRCPA, Principal Investigator
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Crazy 8 Awards, Awarded 2021
Olivier Ayrault, PhD, Principal Investigator
Institut Curie
Crazy 8 Pilots, Awarded 2019

Latest Medulloblastoma blog posts

For most of his career, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)-funded researcher Robert Wechsler-Reya, PhD from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, has been searching for cures to medulloblastoma, the most common... more
During May, we honor Brain Tumor Awareness Month, to raise awareness of childhood brain tumors and the significant need for more research that will lead to new, safer cures.
 
Brain and Central Nervous System (CNS) tumors are the leading... more
Brain tumors are the deadliest form of childhood cancer in the United States, accounting for 30% of all cancer deaths each year. Sometimes just centimeters in size, these tumors present real treatment challenges because of their critical... more