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Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumour (AT/RT)

An Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (ATRT) is a rare, aggressive cancer found in the brain and spinal cord, affecting primarily young children and occasionally adults. Characterized by rapid growth and a mixture of cell types, ATRTs are challenging to treat due to a shared genetic mutation that sets them apart from other tumours. Treatment typically combines surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation to maximize tumour removal and target residual cancer cells. Ongoing research and advanced treatments are gradually improving the prognosis for ATRT patients.