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Spinal Cord Tumor - 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 sale of I to III and include several subtypes, such as myxopapillary ependymomas, subependymoma, regular ependymoma, anaplastic ependymoma and other variants.

Latest Spinal Cord Tumor - Ependymoma grants

Michelle Monje, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Stanford University
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2016
Charles Eberhart, MD/PhD & Eric Raabe MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2016
Linda Resar, MD & Richard Schlegel, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2015

Latest Spinal Cord Tumor - Ependymoma 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