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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

Sriram Venneti, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Regents of the University of Michigan
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2021
Peter Lewis, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2021
Austin Stuckert, MD, Principal Investigator
Baylor College of Medicine
Young Investigator Grants, Awarded 2021

Latest Ependymoma blog posts

Ethan’s parents were concerned. 

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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
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.
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