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View in Spanish: Meduloblastoma

Medulloblastoma (MED-yoo-loh-blas-TOH-muh)
A malignant brain tumor that begins in the lower part of the brain and that can spread to the spine or to other parts of the body. Medulloblastomas are a type of primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET).

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.