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To Learn More About Adult Brain Tumors

    For more information from the National Cancer Institute about adult brain tumors, see the following:

    • Brain Tumor Home Page
    • What You Need to Know About™ Brain Tumors
    • Drugs Approved for Brain Tumors

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    General Information About Atypical Teratoid / Rhabdoid Tumor

    Central nervous system atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the brain. Central nervous system (CNS) atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a very rare, fast-growing tumor of the brain and spinal cord. It usually occurs in children younger than three years of age, although it can occur in older children and adults. About half of these tumors form in the cerebellum or brain stem. The cerebellum is the part of the brain that controls...

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    • What You Need to Know About™ Cancer
    • Understanding Cancer Series: Cancer
    • Cancer Staging
    • Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
    • Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
    • Coping with Cancer: Supportive and Palliative Care
    • Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Cancer
    • Cancer Library
    • Information For Survivors/Caregivers/Advocates

      This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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      Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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