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Other resources for ATRT Treatment

Additional information on advancements in ATRT research and treatment:

Clinical Trials

  • Before any new treatment can be made widely available to patients, it must be studied in clinical trials (research studies) and found to be safe and effective in treating disease. Clinical trials for children and adolescents with cancer are generally designed to compare potentially better therapy with therapy that is currently accepted as standard.
  • Clinical trials are the final step in a long process that begins with research in a lab. Before any new treatment is used with people in clinical trials, researchers work for many years to understand its effects on cancer cells in the lab and in animals. They also try to figure out the side effects it may cause.
  • Most of the progress made in identifying curative therapies for childhood cancers has been achieved through clinical trials.
  • Clinical trials are standard practice in cancer treatment for children, adolescents, and young adults; about 60% of children with cancer are enrolled in a trial, as opposed to less than 5% of adult patients.
  • To learn more about clinical trials:
  • https://www.kindredfoundation.ca/childhood-cancer/about-clinical-trials


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ATRT (Brain & Spine) Cancer Support Group