Animal Research Minute – Research into Childhood Brain Cancer
Could a new discovery help children with a devastating brain cancer?
Well, scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have developed a new mouse model for studying a devastating childhood brain cancer called medulloblastoma. Seventy-five percent of children with the disease survive after aggressive surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, but side effects can be severe, leading to cognitive deficits, endocrine disorders, and the development of other cancers later in life. This new mouse model will help scientists develop more effective treatments to help children with this difficult brain cancer.