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Study Investigates Potential Embryonic Origin of Medulloblastomas

Medulloblastomas may exist in a premalignant form at birth after initially developing during the first or second trimester of pregnancy, according to a new international study published by Hendrikse et al in Nature. As medulloblastomas typically present around age 7, the team’s discovery is the first indication there could be a window of several years during which a medulloblastoma could be preventable.


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