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
7 Months Old at Diagnosis Knox was as happy as ever. There was no indication that the 7-month-old boy might be sick other than the bump his mother, Alexa, found while changing his diaper. Alexa took Knox to the family’s pediatrician. The doctor suspected the lump... read more
New CureSearch Young Investigator Ranjit Bindra is studying novel targeted drugs for alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS). His research promises to stimulate further drug discovery with the ultimate goal of delivering new medications that can be used to treat ARMS and other rare cancers.
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