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Childhood Central Nervous System Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor Treatment (PDQ®)

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Treatment Options for Newly Diagnosed Central Nervous System Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor



There is no standard treatment for patients with central nervous system atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor.

Combinations of treatments are used for patients with atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor.

Because atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is fast-growing, a combination of treatments is usually given. Most treatments include both surgery and chemotherapy. Treatments for AT/RT may include combinations of the following:

Clinical trials of new treatments should be considered for patients with newly diagnosed atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with childhood atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your child's doctor about clinical trials that may be right for your child. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.