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Spinal Cord Tumors

Spinal cord tumors can be low-grade, which tend to grow more slowly, or high-grade with faster growth rates that 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. View the 2022 Impact Report.

Latest Spinal Cord Tumors grants

Michelle Monje, Principal Investigator
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
Catalyst Grants, Awarded 2021
Charles Eberhart, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Catalyst Grants, Awarded 2019
Jordan Jacobelli, PhD, Principal Investigator
National Jewish Health
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2017

Latest Spinal Cord Tumors blog posts

As a young trainee, many people gave Dr. Michelle Monje, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) grantee from Stanford University the (unsolicited) advice that one cannot have a big career in medicine or science and also have children.... more
As the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Director of Science, I work to evaluate our funded research projects to track progress and find gaps in funding so that we can direct more research dollars to the largest areas of need, and to... more
When Lilly faced surgery after relapsing, her family made the decision to donate extra tumor tissue to research instead of throwing it away. 

“We hope that Lilly’s neuroblastoma tumor can be some small part of helping other children who... more