Medulloblastoma in adults: clinical characteristics and treatment.

  title={Medulloblastoma in adults: clinical characteristics and treatment.},
  author={Alba A Brandes and Valentina Palmisano and Silvio Monfardini},
  journal={Cancer treatment reviews},
  volume={25 1},
Long-term survival is possible in adults with medulloblastoma with rates of approximately 50-60% at 5 years, and 40-50% at 10 years. As the literature data are based on retrospective studies, treatments are neither randomized nor uniform, however, some treatment cornerstones have been identified. The first step is surgery, which should be as radical as possible; adjuvant radiotherapy must be 55 Gy on the posterior fossa, and 36 Gy on the remaining cranial-spinal axis; adjuvant chemotherapy may… CONTINUE READING


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