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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 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. View the 2020 Impact Report.

Latest Spinal Cord Tumors grants

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
Jie Song, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2017

Latest Spinal Cord Tumors blog posts

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
Every day, everywhere, children are diagnosed with cancer. Right now, children are in hospitals receiving frontline treatment following a diagnosis. Other children are beginning a clinical trial following a relapse. Still others face long-... more