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Medulloblastoma: molecular pathways and histopathological classification
 
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Submission date: 2014-04-06
Final revision date: 2014-06-28
Acceptance date: 2014-08-05
Online publication date: 2016-05-18
Publication date: 2016-05-16
 
Arch Med Sci 2016;12(3):659–666
 
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Malignant brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer death among pediatric patients, and medulloblastoma constitutes 20% of them. Currently, the treatment is risk-adapted. Maximum surgical resection is recommended, always followed by chemotherapy and neuroaxis radiotherapy. In spite of the improving survival rate, survivors succumb to treatment-induced side effects. To reduce toxic effects, molecular-targeted treatment is proposed. Medulloblastoma research is very robust, and new articles on the subject are published daily. In the current review we have tried to bring together molecular pathophysiology of the neoplasm and current pathological classification, thus making an effort to relate tumor biology and the histological picture.
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