NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,371 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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medulloblastoma
(MED-yoo-loh-blas-TOH-muh)
A fast-growing type of cancer that forms in the cerebellum (the lower, back part of the brain). Medulloblastomas tend to spread through the cerebrospinal fluid to the spinal cord or to other parts of the brain. They may also spread to other parts of the body, but this is rare. Medulloblastomas are most common in children and young adults. They are a type of central nervous system embryonal tumor.