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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

Siddhartha S. Mitra, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Colorado Denver
Crazy 8 Initiative, Awarded 2019
Jeffrey Rubens, MD, Principal Investigator
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Young Investigator Grants, Awarded 2017
William Tansey, PhD, Principal Investigator
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2016

Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor (AT/RT) Heroes

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

Last year, we shared the story of 14-year-old Eden Green, who loves to take photos and dance. Eden was in treatment for a form of childhood cancer so rare, that doctors did not have a clinical name for it. After 4 months of treatment on a... more
Brain tumors are the deadliest form of childhood cancer, accounting for 30% of all cancer deaths each year.*  Sometimes just centimeters in size, these tumors present real treatment challenges because of their critical location in the... more
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