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Having a tumor in the brain or spinal cord is always a very serious matter. An atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor is an aggressive tumor of the central nervous system. If your child has been diagnosed with AT/RT, there are a number of things that you should know:
Boston Children’s Hospital patients who have teratoid rhabdoid tumors are treated through Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, New England’s largest and most active pediatric brain tumor treatment center. Our team provides advanced treatment options for young patients with AT/RT and other brain tumors.
As you read further, you’ll find general information about acute teratoid rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT). If you would like to view summary information about brain tumors first, see the overview on brain tumors.
ATRT: Reviewed by Susan Chi, MD
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