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Rhabdoid Tumor

Rhabdoid tumor is a rare tumor that commonly starts in the kidneys, liver or other soft tissues of the body. It can also begin in the brain, where it is known as AT/RT. The disease can spread to other parts of the body.  Rhabdoid tumors are most often diagnosed in infants and toddlers.

Latest Rhabdoid Tumor grants

Alex Kentsis, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Reach Grants, Awarded 2017
William Tansey, PhD, Principal Investigator
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2016
Charles Roberts, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2013

Rhabdoid Tumor Heroes

Latest Rhabdoid Tumor 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
Taylor was just 11 years old when she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer and one of the most common types of pediatric sarcomas. 

Treatments seemed to work for a little while, but then the cancer spread to Taylor’s lung. After... 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