Tag: "medulloblastoma" at medical news
Improved treatment raises medulloblastoma survival rate
...nts in the treatment of the childhood brain cancer medulloblastoma
have significantly increased the rate of survival ...ve-year survival for 86 children with average-risk medulloblastoma
from the current rate of 70 percent to 85 percent; and raised the rate of survival among the 48 high...
New strategy improves outcome for children with most common type of brain tumor
... cycle of chemotherapy. Children with high-risk medulloblastoma
have a 3040% chance of surviving to 5 years, and chemotherapy usually lasts for about 12 months. By using their risk-adapted approach to radiotherapy, Dr Gajjar and colleagues were able to increase this survival rate to about 70%. Furthermore, "by re...
Technique could speed new medulloblastoma drugs
... surgery, radiation and chemotherapy used to treat medulloblastoma
fails to cure many patients, according to research...rating that it is possible to assign children with medulloblastoma
into specific groups, depending on which biochemical signaling pathway is abnormally active. Based o...
Ink4c and Ptch1 genes collaborate to suppress medulloblastoma
...anule neuronal precursor cells (GNPs) give rise to medulloblastoma
when certain genes are absent or not functioning n...ce or presence of the Ink4c gene or its protein in medulloblastoma
cells can help doctors predict patient outcomes, according to Martine Roussel, Ph.D., a member of th...
Fellowship funds major research project on medulloblastoma
...Program. "At present only 50-60% of children with medulloblastoma
survive five years after diagnosis." The aim is to...rs before they emerge. Using laboratory models of medulloblastoma
that mirror how the disease behaves in children, Dr Thomas hopes to elucidate the role of the sonic ...