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Rhabdomyosarcoma - RMS

What is RMS

Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a skeletal muscle cancer that can be found anywhere in the body, from the head to the limbs. It is a rare, though often fatal, disease that primarily affects children.

Our Approach

RMS research at CSHL is part of a larger effort called the Sarcoma Research Project. This highly targeted effort aims to understand what causes sarcomas and to identify new therapeutics to treat them. The initial phase of the project is focused on RMS.


The Sarcoma Research Project has been made possible by the generous support of local foundations. Your contributions provide ongoing support in CSHL’s search for a cure for RMS. See foundations to the left.

The National Cancer Institute is a resource for additional information on RMS.