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Which Foods and Supplements to Avoid for SHH+ Medulloblastoma?

Oct 15, 2021

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No two cancers are the same and neither should your nutrition be. When diagnosed with cancer or at risk of cancer – one immediate question is “What Should I Eat Differently Starting Now?” and “Which Supplements Should I Take and Avoid”. The answer is “It Depends”. It depends on which genetic mutations your tests identified. It depends on which cancer, which ongoing treatments and supplements. It depends on your age, weight, height, lifestyle, allergies and habits. The answer to “What Should I Eat Differently” and “Which Supplements Should I Take and Avoid” for SHH+ Medulloblastoma also requires understanding of how the food and supplements included in your diet manipulate the molecular pathways which are relevant for cancer and interactions with your treatment.

Internet search to find answers will never be personalized to your cancer type such as SHH+ Medulloblastoma and lifestyle conditions. Cancers are driven by biochemical pathways and therefore the answers to nutrition questions have to be based on molecular science irrespective of whether one understands it or not.  

For example foods like Cabbage and Asparagus are recommended when undergoing Temozolomide treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma. But Basil and Oyster Mushroom are recommended when treatment changes to Radiation. 

Similarly Alpha Lipoic Acid supplements are recommended with Temozolomide treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma. But Vitamin B3 supplements are recommended when treatment changes to Radiation. So always personalize your nutrition to your cancer gene mutations and other factors.



What is SHH+ Medulloblastoma?

SHH+ Medulloblastoma is one of the different subtypes of Medulloblastoma. The sonic hedgehog (SHH) subtype is the second most common subtype of Medulloblastoma, displaying activation of Sonic hedgehog (SHH) signaling. The defects or aberrations or mutations associated with SHH signaling can either drive cancer (tumor promoters) or remove brakes on cancer progression (tumor suppressors).  You can visit NIH for information on the prevalence of genetic mutations across cancers. (Reference: Steven N Hart et al, Hum Mutat,. 2020)

Diet for SHH+ Medulloblastoma

Why Are Some Foods Recommended in the Diet for SHH+ Medulloblastoma?

Foods and Supplements contain different active ingredients which manipulate different molecular pathways relevant to cancers such as SHH+ Medulloblastoma. Genetic mutations and cancer conditions cause specific molecular pathways to become disrupted. Hence, those foods and supplements are recommended which do not disrupt those molecular pathways further and instead reverse the disruption. For SHH+ Medulloblastoma, cancer pathways or processes like Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics, MYC Signaling, Cell Cycle, Cytoskeletal Dynamics, DNA Repair, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition, Focal Adhesion, RAS-RAF Signaling, WNT Beta Catenin Signaling, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling, JAK-STAT Signaling, MAPK Signaling and Hedgehog Signaling get disrupted. Choose those foods and supplements which contain active ingredients which cancel the molecular pathways disruption. Those supplements which interact with the treatments and disrupt the cancer molecular pathways further should be avoided.

The nutrition/diet for cancer such as SHH+ Medulloblastoma depends on the type of cancer, treatments and supplements being taken (if any), age, gender, BMI, lifestyle and any genetic information available. 

Example Foods to Eat with Temozolomide treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma

Foods and Supplements to take and avoid for SHH+ Medulloblastoma

Recommended Foods

Cabbage: Cabbage contains active ingredients like Benzyl Isothiocyanate, Vitamin B3 and Indole-3-carbinol. For SHH+ Medulloblastoma, along with other pathways, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Benzyl Isothiocyanate manipulates the molecular pathways like Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Cabbage are recommended as part of the diet along with treatment Temozolomide for SHH+ Medulloblastoma.

Asparagus: Asparagus contains active ingredients like Isorhamnetin, Rutin and Oleic Acid. For SHH+ Medulloblastoma, along with other pathways, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Isorhamnetin manipulates the molecular pathways like Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Asparagus are recommended as part of the diet along with treatment Temozolomide for SHH+ Medulloblastoma.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Jicama:  Jicama contains active ingredients like Folic Acid, Vitamin C and Retinol. For SHH+ Medulloblastoma, along with other pathways, JAK-STAT Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Folic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like JAK-STAT Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Jicama when undergoing Temozolomide treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma.

Turnip:  Turnip contains active ingredients like Retinol, Vitamin C and Folic Acid. For SHH+ Medulloblastoma, along with other pathways, Focal Adhesion is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Retinol manipulates the molecular pathways like Focal Adhesion so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Turnip when undergoing Temozolomide treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma.

Which Supplements To Avoid with Temozolomide treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma?

Unlike foods, supplements are high concentrations of active ingredients and hence important to understand the interactions with Temozolomide treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma.

Broccoli: Broccoli contains active ingredients Brassinin, Ferulic Acid and Folic Acid. For SHH+ Medulloblastoma, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and P53 Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Brassinin manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and P53 Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Broccoli supplements when undergoing Temozolomide treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma.

Cumin: Cumin contains active ingredients Beta-sitosterol, Caffeic Acid and Chlorogenic Acid. For SHH+ Medulloblastoma, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and P53 Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Beta-sitosterol manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and P53 Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Cumin supplements when undergoing Temozolomide treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Temozolomide treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma?

Alpha Lipoic Acid:  For SHH+ Medulloblastoma, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and P53 Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Alpha Lipoic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and P53 Signaling so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence Alpha Lipoic Acid supplements are recommended with Temozolomide treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma.

Curcumin:  For SHH+ Medulloblastoma, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and P53 Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Curcumin manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and P53 Signaling so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Curcumin supplements are recommended with Temozolomide treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma.

For SHH+ Medulloblastoma avoid these foods and supplements!

Foods to Eat After Cancer Diagnosis!

No two cancers are the same. Go beyond the common nutrition guidelines for everyone and make personalized decisions about food and supplements with confidence.

Example Foods to Eat with Radiation treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma

Recommended Foods

Basil: Basil contains active ingredients like Caffeic Acid, Eucalyptol and Linalool. For SHH+ Medulloblastoma, along with other pathways, Focal Adhesion is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Caffeic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like Focal Adhesion so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Basil are recommended as part of the diet along with treatment Radiation for SHH+ Medulloblastoma.

Oyster Mushroom: Oyster Mushroom contains active ingredients like Chrysin, Myricetin and Linoleic Acid. For SHH+ Medulloblastoma, along with other pathways, Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Chrysin manipulates the molecular pathways like Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Oyster Mushroom are recommended as part of the diet along with treatment Radiation for SHH+ Medulloblastoma.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Wild Leek:  Wild Leek contains active ingredients like Folic Acid, Vitamin C and Retinol. For SHH+ Medulloblastoma, along with other pathways, JAK-STAT Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Folic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like JAK-STAT Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Wild Leek when undergoing Radiation treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma.

Prairie Turnip:  Prairie Turnip contains active ingredients like Folic Acid and Vitexin. For SHH+ Medulloblastoma, along with other pathways, JAK-STAT Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Folic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like JAK-STAT Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Prairie Turnip when undergoing Radiation treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma.

Which Supplements To Avoid with Radiation treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma?

Unlike foods, supplements are high concentrations of active ingredients and hence important to understand the interactions with Radiation treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma.

Fava Bean:  Fava Bean contains active ingredients Astragalin, Beta-sitosterol and Betulin. For SHH+ Medulloblastoma, along with other pathways, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition and Focal Adhesion are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Astragalin manipulates the molecular pathways like Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition and Focal Adhesion so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Fava Bean supplements when undergoing Radiation treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma.

Shiitake Mushroom:  Shiitake Mushroom contains active ingredients Carvacrol, Folic Acid and Linoleic Acid. For SHH+ Medulloblastoma, along with other pathways, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition and MAPK Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Carvacrol manipulates the molecular pathways like Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition and MAPK Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Shiitake Mushroom supplements when undergoing Radiation treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Radiation treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma?

Vitamin B3:  For SHH+ Medulloblastoma, along with other pathways, Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics and MYC Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Vitamin B3 manipulates the molecular pathways like Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics and MYC Signaling so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence Vitamin B3 supplements are recommended with Radiation treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma.

Cordyceps:  Cordyceps contains active ingredients Beta-sitosterol, Cme-1 and Cordycepin. For SHH+ Medulloblastoma, along with other pathways, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition and Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Beta-sitosterol manipulates the molecular pathways like Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition and Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Cordyceps supplements are recommended with Radiation treatment for SHH+ Medulloblastoma.

In Conclusion

Nutrition/diet which includes food and nutritional supplements is an effective tool which is controlled by you, while facing cancer such as SHH+ Medulloblastoma.

What food you eat and which supplements you take is a decision you make. Your decision should include consideration of the cancer gene mutations, which cancer, ongoing treatments and supplements, any allergies, lifestyle information, weight, height and habits.

The nutrition planning for cancer from addon is not based on internet searches. It automates the decision making for you based on molecular science implemented by our scientists and software engineers. Irrespective of whether you care to understand the underlying biochemical molecular pathways or not - for nutrition planning for cancer that understanding is needed.

Get started NOW with your nutrition planning by answering questions on the name of cancer, genetic mutations, ongoing treatments and supplements, any allergies, habits, lifestyle, age group and gender.

Foods to Eat After Cancer Diagnosis!

No two cancers are the same. Go beyond the common nutrition guidelines for everyone and make personalized decisions about food and supplements with confidence.


Cancer patients often have to deal with different chemotherapy side effects which affect their quality of life and look out for alternative therapies for cancer. Taking the right nutrition and supplements based on scientific considerations (avoiding guesswork and random selection) is the best natural remedy for cancer and treatment related side-effects.


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