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