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What are pineoblastoma central nervous system embryonal tumors?

Pineoblastomas are brain tumors that develop in or around the pineal gland, an organ near the middle of the brain. The pineal gland creates melatonin, which helps control our sleeping patterns. These types of tumors grow very quickly. Because they usually cannot be removed entirely with surgery, pineoblastoma may also be treated with radiation and/or chemotherapy.

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