A combination of treatments for medulloblastomas is currently in use. Surgery is almost always used to remove as much of a tumour as possible.
If a tumour cannot be completely removed this way, a follow-up course of chemotherapy or radiotherapy may be given. Steroids may also be prescribed to reduce the swelling associated with brain tumours, although these do not stop the overall growth.
With surgery playing a large part in treatment, medulloblastoma treatment can be very aggressive.
We are funding a variety of research projects to learn more about how medulloblastoma develops and can be treated. You can read more about these below, or to learn more about CNS tumour treatments, visit our Brain & CNS Tumour page. Our conference, taking place in September 2017, will also feature talks about how diagnosis is being improved.