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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

Charles Eberhart, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Catalyst Grants, Awarded 2019
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

Latest Spinal Cord Tumor - Ependymoma 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. 

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