Medulloblastoma: A type of brain tumor.
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Symptoms of Medulloblastoma
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Clinical Trials for Medulloblastoma
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Medulloblastoma include:
- Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Children With Astrocytomas and Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - leucovorin calcium,mechlorethamine,methotrexate,prednisone,procarbazine,vincristine
- Docetaxel in Treating Children With Recurrent Solid Tumors - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - docetaxel,filgrastim
- Radiation Therapy Plus Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Children With Medulloblastoma - This study has been completed (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - cisplatin,cyclophosphamide,filgrastim,lomustine,mesna,vincristine
- Combination Chemotherapy Plus Radiation Therapy in Treating Children With Newly Diagnosed Neuroectodermal Tumor - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - carboplatin,cisplatin,cyclophosphamide,filgrastim,vincristine
- Phenylacetate in Treating Children With Recurrent or Progressive Brain Tumors - This study has been completed (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - phenylacetate
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Definitions of Medulloblastoma:
Medulloblastoma (WHO grade IV) is a malignant, invasive embryonal tumor of the cerebellum which occurs more often in children. It has a predominantly neuronal differentiation and a tendency to metastasize via CSF pathways. Histologically, classic Medulloblastomas are composed of densely packed cells with round-to-oval or carrot-shaped highly hyperchromatic nuclei surrounded by scanty cytoplasm. Neuroblastic rosettes are a typical but not constant feature. There are four histologic types: Desmoplastic Medulloblastoma, Large Cell Medulloblastoma, Medullomyoblastoma, Melanotic Medulloblastoma. (Adapted from WHO.)
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Medulloblastoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Medulloblastoma, or a subtype of Medulloblastoma,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Medulloblastoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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