medulloblastoma

noun
me·dul·lo·blas·to·ma | \ mə-ˌdə-lō-ˌblas-ˈtō-mə \
plural medulloblastomas also medulloblastomata\-mə-tə \

Definition of medulloblastoma 

: a malignant tumor of the central nervous system arising in the cerebellum especially in children

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Doctors soon discovered the mass was cancerous and diagnosed Kalea with medulloblastoma, a fast-growing cancer that forms at the base of the skull which can spread to the spinal cord and other parts of the body. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Siblings, Ages 4 and 6, Diagnosed with Brain Tumors Just 2 Weeks Apart: 'We Broke Down in Tears'," 30 June 2018 In scientific literature, there are about 10 reported cases of medulloblastoma among siblings. Soumya Karlamangla, latimes.com, "Their daughter was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. Two weeks later, their son was too," 28 June 2018 Both siblings were diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a cancerous tumor which starts at the base of the skull and accounts for about 20 percent of all childhood brain tumors. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Siblings diagnosed with brain tumors 2 weeks apart," 28 June 2018 Through his research, Northcott discovered molecular subgroups of medulloblastoma with distinct patient features, outcomes and mutational patterns. Lindsay Carlton, Fox News, "Why the next generation of cancer researchers need support if they are to find a cure," 20 Apr. 2018 In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) began to formally recognize and acknowledge molecular subgroups of medulloblastoma as an essential component to the diagnosis of the disease. Lindsay Carlton, Fox News, "Why the next generation of cancer researchers need support if they are to find a cure," 20 Apr. 2018 In a grueling nine-hour operation, doctors were able to remove 90% of the medulloblastoma, but she was left with a 10-inch scar on the back of her head. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "WATCH: Big Brother Gets Matching Haircut After Brain Surgery Leaves Sister with 10-Inch Scar," 5 Apr. 2018 At age 10, Colt already is a cancer survivor; he was treated in 2012 for medulloblastoma, the most common type of malignant brain cancer in children. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "3 kids with brain cancer unite 3 Michigan football families," 8 Mar. 2018 The drug curbed tumor growth in mice that received neuroblastoma or medulloblastoma cells, the researchers report today in Science Translational Medicine. Mitch Leslie, Science | AAAS, "Researchers find fatal flaw in childhood tumors," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of medulloblastoma

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for medulloblastoma

New Latin, from medulla + -o- + blast- + -oma

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medulloblastoma

noun
me·dul·lo·blas·to·ma | \ mə-ˌdəl-ō-ˌblas-ˈtō-mə \
plural medulloblastomas also medulloblastomata\-ˈtō-mət-ə \

Medical Definition of medulloblastoma 

: a malignant tumor of the central nervous system arising in the cerebellum especially in children

Other words from medulloblastoma

medulloblastomatous \-ˈtō-mət-əs \ adjective

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