Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor Treatment News and Information

What is a Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor? (Definition)

According to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Malignant rhabdoid tumor is a very rare childhood tumor which commonly begins in the kidneys but also can occur in other soft tissues or in the brain, where it is referred to as atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor.

Malignant rhabdoid tumor occurs most commonly in infants and toddlers; the average age of diagnosis is 15 months old. There are about 20 to 25 new cases of malignant rhabdoid tumor diagnosed each year in the United States. Cells from a malignant rhabdoid tumor can spread (metastasize) to other areas of the body.

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Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor Research News: Loss of key protein unleashes cascade that culminates in rhabdoid tumor formation

(SOURCE: HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL) - Rhabdoid tumors are among the most recalcitrant childhood cancers, and scientists have long sought ways to understand what drives their resilience and makes them impervious to treatment. Now researchers from Harvard Medical School, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and elsewhere have uncovered a molecular chain of events that interferes with a key mechanism that regulates cell behavior ...
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