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Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor (AT/RT)

Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor (AT/RT) is a very rare, fast-growing tumor that commonly starts in the kidneys, the brain and spinal cord or other soft tissues of the body. While AT/RT can occur in adults and older children, it usually occurs in children aged three years and younger. About half of these tumors occur in the cerebellum (the part of the brain that controls movement and balance) or the brain stem (the part of the brain that controls breathing, heart rate and other vital life functions). 

Latest Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor (AT/RT) grants

Jeffrey Rubens, MD, Principal Investigator
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Young Investigator Grants, Awarded 2017
William Tansey, PhD, Principal Investigator
Vanderbilt University
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2016
Eric Raabe, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
'A' Award Grants, Awarded 2015

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Latest Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor (AT/RT) blog posts

by Trish Adkins

For Eden, the trouble began when she was 10 years old. The trouble had a name: pain. It seemed normal at first—maybe a side effect from dancing or growing. But then it never went away and then, suddenly, Eden could not... more
Children with certain types of hard-to-treat childhood cancers just got another huge dose of hope. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to a drug called Vitrakvi (also known as larotrectinib... more
by Adam Paris

Eden is a 13 year old who loves to shoot photos and smile for her own snapshots. After being unable to walk or practice her favorite activity, dancing, for nearly a year, she was diagnosed at age 10 with a cancer no doctor... more