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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

Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, MD & Richard Gorlick, MD, Principal Investigator
University of California San Francisco
Crazy 8 Pilots, Awarded 2019
Javed Khan, MD, Principal Investigator
National Institutes of Health
Crazy 8 Pilots, Awarded 2019
William Foulkes, MD/PhD & Sidong Huang, PhD, Principal Investigator
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2019

Latest Rhabdomyosarcoma blog posts

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
Every day, everywhere, children are diagnosed with cancer. Right now, children are in hospitals receiving frontline treatment following a diagnosis. Other children are beginning a clinical trial following a relapse. Still others face long-... more