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Rhabdomyosarcoma

Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a cancer that develops from the cells that normally develop into skeletal muscles. RMS commonly occurs in the head and neck, urinary and reproductive organs, arms and legs or chest and abdomen. There are several types of RMS including: embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, anaplastic rhabdomyosarcoma and undifferentiated sarcoma. 

Latest Rhabdomyosarcoma grants

Dawn Chandler, PhD, Principal Investigator
Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2019
Corinne Linardic, MD/PhD & Yarui Diao, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Duke University
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2019
William Foulkes, MD/PhD & Sidong Huang, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2019

Latest Rhabdomyosarcoma blog posts

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
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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