To date, over $158,000 has been raised for Tali’s Fund. The funds provided by Tali's Fund have helped lead to a large collaborative study with contributions from 37 institutions from within Canada and around the world. The team of researchers at the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre at SickKids Hospital recently published a research paper in the journal The Lancet Oncology. It is the largest study published to date on ATRT (Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumour). Their data provides a crucial first framework for the development of clinical trials. Research is ongoing with a second publication already in the works. Funds continue to be needed so that this crucial work can continue.

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Did you know…

• Brain tumours are the second most common type of cancer in children.

• In a number of countries including Canada and the U.S., brain tumours are now the greatest cause of cancer related deaths in children age 14 and under. 

• Despite research advances in the causes and treatment of brain tumours, the survival rate from brain tumours is still lower than that of other forms of cancer.

• Childhood brain tumours are one of the most underserved areas of cancer research.

• Children not only suffer from brain tumours, but also from the consequences of having a severe neurological illness with many behavioral and cognitive problems even if the treatment has been successful.

• Up to 1/3 of brain tumours arise in very young children (under age 3).  These “infant” brain tumours are particularly difficult to treat as the developing brain and body are very susceptible to both short and long term side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

• The Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre, located at SickKids Hospital in Toronto, is the only facility in Canada dedicated to paediatric brain tumour research.

• The Brain Tumour Research Centre is one of three sites in North America that is classified by the Paediatric Brain Tumor Foundation as a “PBTF Research Institute”. 

• SickKids Neuro-oncology Program is recognized as one of the top three in the world!

• Research helps!  In the last seven years, the survival in some diseases like medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumour in children, has increased by 30% at SickKids.

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  1. Hello,Thank u for giving opinions all of u.....A brain tumor or intracranial neoplasm occurs when abnormal cells form within the brain.There are two main types of tumors: malignant or cancerous tumors and benign tumors.
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