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Ependymoma

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

Brock Christensen, PhD, Principal Investigator
Dartmouth College
Single-cell Pediatric Cancer Atlas Grant, Awarded 2019
Stephen Mack, PhD, Principal Investigator
Baylor College of Medicine
'A' Award Grants, Awarded 2018
Stephen Mack, PhD, Principal Investigator
Baylor College of Medicine
Young Investigator Grants, Awarded 2016

Latest Ependymoma 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