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Rhabdoid Tumor

Rhabdoid tumor is a rare tumor that commonly starts in the kidneys, but can also begin in the 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

Rintaro Hashizume, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Northwestern University (Illinois)
Reach Grants, Awarded 2018

Rhabdoid Tumor Heroes

Latest Rhabdoid Tumor blog posts

Last year, we shared the story of 14-year-old Eden Green, who loves to take photos and dance. Eden was in treatment for a form of childhood cancer so rare, that doctors did not have a clinical name for it. After 4 months of treatment on a... more
by Trish Adkins

For Eden, the trouble began when she was 10 years old. The trouble had a name: pain. It seemed normal at first—maybe a side effect from dancing or growing. But then it never went away and then, suddenly, Eden could not... more
Children with certain types of hard-to-treat childhood cancers just got another huge dose of hope. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to a drug called Vitrakvi (also known as larotrectinib... more