“There is no benefit in giving radiation, ” says Annie Huang. “Radiation can have devastating effects.”
For years there was little hope for children diagnosed with rhabdoid brain tumours.
Infants with the rare disease would undergo surgery, chemotherapy and sometimes radiation, but these treatments had toxic side effects and often failed.
Now researchers from the University of Toronto have discovered how to categorize these tumours, allowing for more targeted treatment of this deadly disease.