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Other Spinal Cord Tumors

Spinal cord tumors can be low-grade, which tend to grow more slowly, or high-grade with faster growth rates and more commonly spread into normal tissue. There are several rare types and sub-types of pediatric spinal cord tumors including oligodendroglioma, glioblastoma multiforme, astrocytoma, ependymoma and others.

Latest Other Spinal Cord Tumors grants

Michelle Monje, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Stanford University
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2016
Michelle Monje, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Stanford University
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2016
Charles Eberhart, MD/PhD & Eric Raabe MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2016

Latest Other Spinal Cord Tumors 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
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