Rhabdomyosarcoma in Children



About Rhabdomyosarcoma

Rhabdomyosarcoma in children (also called “rhabdo” or RMS) is a tumor in which malignant (cancer) cells look like young, immature muscle cells. It is the most common soft tissue sarcoma (cancer of soft and connective tissue) found in children. In the United States, about 350 new cases are diagnosed each year in children under 20 years of age. Almost two-thirds of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma cases are diagnosed in children under 6.

News About Rhabdomyosarcoma

Rhabdomyosarcoma in Children was last modified: April 7th, 2015 by Geoff Duncan
Dr. Ranjit Bindra, Young Investigator: Rhabdomyosarcoma

Dr. Ranjit Bindra, Young Investigator: Rhabdomyosarcoma

Project: Identification of novel targeted agents for alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children and adolescents. One sub-type of rhabdomyosarcoma, called alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS), has a particularly poor... read more
Nick Raitt, Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma

Nick Raitt, Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma

18 Years Old at Diagnosis In many ways, Nick Raitt was a typical college student. He loved sports, especially hockey, dirt bike racing, camping, kayaking and wrangling horses on trips to Moab, Utah. He also enjoyed movie comedies, including, “Dumb and... read more
Harry and Robin Koenigs, Parents

Harry and Robin Koenigs, Parents

Harry and Robin Koenigs’ son Jake was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma when he was barely five years old. Jake never complained about his frequent hospital stays and made the best of it playing video games with his sister Emily and never tiring of his favorite TV... read more

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