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Advancing biology based therapies for rhabdoid brain tumours

Principal Investigator:
  • Annie Huang, The Hospital For Sick Children
  • Canadian Cancer Society

Project Overview

Rhabdoid brain tumours are the most common brain cancers in infants. Usually these aggressive tumours are treated with intense chemotherapy and radiation therapy, which can have serious side effects. Dr Annie Huang found that these brain tumours come in 2 forms, including one that can be cured using chemotherapy alone. She will now develop a test to distinguish between the 2 forms. She will also determine which drugs are the most effective against each form of the cancer in the lab. This will form the foundation for a clinical trial of personalized treatments.