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Standard treatment for pineoblastoma begins with surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible. Surgery is followed by radiation therapy, which aims to destroy any cancer cells that may remain near the original location of the tumor, and chemotherapy, which is designed to kill any cancer cells that may have traveled to other parts of the body.
Last updated: 3/5/2013
- Tate MC, Rutkowski MJ, Parsa AT. Contemporary management of pineoblastoma. Neurosurgery Clinics of North America. 2011; 22:409-412. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21801990. Accessed 3/5/2013.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Pineoblastoma. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.