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Ependymoma

Ependymoma is the third most common type of childhood glioma, a type of brain and spine
tumor. Scientists believe ependymoma tumors develop from the ependymal cells, the cells that line the ventricles (fluid-filled spaces in the brain) and the central canal of the spinal cord. Ependymomas are graded on a scale of stage I to III and include several subtypes, such as myxopapillary ependymomas, subependymoma, regular ependymoma, anaplastic ependymoma and other variants. 

Latest Ependymoma grants

Stephen Mack, PhD, Principal Investigator
Baylor College of Medicine
'A' Award Grants, Awarded 2018
Stephen Mack, PhD, Principal Investigator
Baylor College of Medicine
Young Investigator Grants, Awarded 2016
George Jallo, MD, Principal Investigator
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2013

Latest Ependymoma 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