McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series


Short presentations and interviews made by students enrolled in HTH SCI 4DM3.

Medulloblastoma: An Overview

While the public is intimately aware of the word "cancer" and its implications, they are not always well versed with the numerous subtypes of cancer, such as medulloblastoma. Despite being the most common malignant childhood brain tumor, the basic details of the disease often go unpronounced. In this presentation, students of the Demystifying Medicine course at McMaster University introduce the disease by discussing the diagnosis, treatment and management of the condition. A fictional case study of a patient named Ron, a 12-year-old medulloblastoma survivor, is used to help introduce the disease and what it means for patients and their families.

Cancer Research: Molecular targeted medulloblastoma treatment

Students from McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine course present a brief outline on current medulloblastoma research that supports the development of an effective drug that minimizes side effects.

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