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100 Most Influential Publications on Medulloblastoma: Areas of Past, Current, and Future Focus

Brown, Nolan J. and Wilson, Bayard and Shahrestani, Shane and Choi, Elliot H. and Lien, Brian V. and Paladugu, Anushka and Tran, Katelynn and Ransom, Seth C. and Tafreshi, Ali R. and Ransom, Ryan Chase and Sahyouni, Ronald and Chan, Alvin Y. and Yang, Isaac (2021) 100 Most Influential Publications on Medulloblastoma: Areas of Past, Current, and Future Focus. World Neurosurgery, 146 . pp. 119-139. ISSN 1878-8750. doi:10.1016/j.wneu.2020.11.038.

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Background: This article is the first to identify the most influential articles on medulloblastoma using the citation analysis methodology. Objective: To perform a bibliometric analysis of the 100 most-cited articles on medulloblastoma. Methods: Using the Web of Science database, search criteria included the title-specific keyword “medulloblastoma” OR “cerebellar primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET)” OR “cerebellar PNET.” Publications from 1900 to 2020 labeled “article,” “review,” “data set,” or “clinical trial” were chosen and ranked based on total number of citations in descending order. Each article was evaluated based on the following variables: total citations, average citations per year, first author, institution of first author, title, publication year, country of origin, SCImago Journal Rank, and Scopus SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Results: Our search yielded 4928 articles on medulloblastoma. The 100 most-cited articles ranged from 192 to 2017 across 42 unique journals; Journal of Clinical Oncology accounted for the most publications (16%). Paul A. Northcott was first author of the most articles on the list (n = 7.7%), and the most widely cited article was “Altered neural cell fates and medulloblastoma in mouse patched mutants” by Goodrich et al., published in Science (1997). Conclusions: Because medulloblastoma represents the most common form of pediatric cancerous brain tumor, it is important to identify works that have significantly contributed to the body of knowledge regarding this disease. The 100 most-cited medulloblastoma articles comprise a significant collection of data regarding the histopathologic and molecular classification of medulloblastoma as well as clinical outcomes of therapeutics used to treat this disease.

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Brown, Nolan J.0000-0002-6025-346X
Shahrestani, Shane0000-0001-7561-4590
Lien, Brian V.0000-0003-3044-8626
Tran, Katelynn0000-0002-0593-8060
Ransom, Seth C.0000-0001-5949-1703
Tafreshi, Ali R.0000-0002-8956-3373
Sahyouni, Ronald0000-0002-2124-0535
Yang, Isaac0000-0002-5176-5615
Additional Information:© 2020 Elsevier Inc. Received 18 August 2020, Accepted 7 November 2020, Available online 16 November 2020. The authors declare that the article content was composed in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.
Subject Keywords:Cerebellar primitive neuroectodermal tumor; Medulloblastoma; PNET
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Official Citation:Nolan J. Brown, Bayard Wilson, Shane Shahrestani, Elliot H. Choi, Brian V. Lien, Anushka Paladugu, Katelynn Tran, Seth C. Ransom, Ali R. Tafreshi, Ryan Chase Ransom, Ronald Sahyouni, Alvin Y. Chan, Isaac Yang, The 100 Most Influential Publications on Medulloblastoma: Areas of Past, Current, and Future Focus, World Neurosurgery, Volume 146, 2021, Pages 119-139, ISSN 1878-8750,
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:09 Apr 2021 01:24
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