Rhabdomyosarcoma Resources
I tried to make the background on this page from a microscopic view of rhabdomyosarcoma.  It was so disgusting and ugly, I opted to give you this restful star field instead.  I'll include a small picture at the bottom of this page, so you can see what I mean.  I've liked having the image; it helps me get a mental picture of the monster Joseph is fighting.

I put up this page separately so that anyone researching rhabdo could go to the best resources immediately, without having to poke around through search engines on the large cancer web sites.  Knowledge is power, get all of it you can.

 Latest NCI/PDQ Physician Statement on Rhabdomyosarcoma

          You'll find this in lots of places on the web but I like OncoLink best!

 Latest NCI/PDQ Patient's Statement on Rhabdomyosarcoma

          Less detailed information on rhabdo than the physician's statement, but still helpful.

  Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study Group Home Page

        Good, basic information on rhabdo.  Try the "Ask Dr. Rhabdo" section,
        where a real rhabdo expert will answer your questions!

 American Cancer Society Pages on Rhabdomyosarcoma

        Terrific, detailed pages on all aspects of rhabdo biology, diagnosis,
        and treatment.

 Non-Orbital Rhabdomyosarcoma of the Head and Neck

         An online article from Baylor College of Medicine.

 Local Tumor Control in Rhabdomyosarcoma Following Low Dose Irradiation

           Abstract of an article on radiotherapy and rhabdo.

 Localized Orbital Rhabdomyosarcoma: An Interim Report of the IRS Group

           Abstract of a 10 year old article reporting the IRS findngs on orbital
        rhabdo treatment.

  The Third Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study

         Look at the results of IRS-III, which ended in 1991.

 Late Effects of Therapy in Orbital Rhabdomyosarcoma in Children

            An abstract of an article from the journal Cancer.

 Biology and Therapy of Pediatric Rhabdomyosarcoma

           Abstract for an excellent Journal of Clinical Oncology article.

This is what rhabdo looks like when the
pathologist puts it under the microscope.
If you should happen to come upon this
fiend on your life's journey, kill it, kill it
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