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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 Pilots, Awarded 2019
Rintaro Hashizume, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Northwestern University (Illinois)
Reach Grants, Awarded 2018
Jeffrey Rubens, MD, Principal Investigator
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Young Investigator Grants, Awarded 2017

Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor (AT/RT) Heroes

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

During May, we honor Brain Tumor Awareness Month, to raise awareness of childhood brain tumors and the significant need for more research that will lead to new, safer cures.
 
Brain and Central Nervous System (CNS) tumors are the leading... more
Brain tumors are the deadliest form of childhood cancer in the United States, accounting for 30% of all cancer deaths each year. Sometimes just centimeters in size, these tumors present real treatment challenges because of their critical... 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