Neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma is cancer that arises in immature nerve cells and affects mostly infants and children.
What is Neuroblastoma?

Neuroblastoma is a rare childhood cancer that develops from immature nerve cells called neuroblasts. “Neuro” means nerve, while “blast” refers to immature cells and “oma” means a tumor or group of cells. Neuroblastoma usually develops in infants under the age of five years and very rarely in older children, teenagers and adults.

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FDA approves immune-modulating therapy for treatment of multiple sclerosis

FDA approves immune-modulating therapy for treatment of multiple sclerosis

Despite failures, chemotherapy still promising against fatal pediatric brain cancer

Despite failures, chemotherapy still promising against fatal pediatric brain cancer

Advancing CAR T-cell therapy for treatment of solid tumors

Advancing CAR T-cell therapy for treatment of solid tumors

New type of adoptive cell therapy could target prostate and pancreatic cancers in humans

New type of adoptive cell therapy could target prostate and pancreatic cancers in humans

APEIRON Biologics launches clinical trial of respiratory drug to treat coronavirus infection

APEIRON Biologics launches clinical trial of respiratory drug to treat coronavirus infection

Novel method to monitor residual disease after treatment in high-risk neuroblastoma patients

Novel method to monitor residual disease after treatment in high-risk neuroblastoma patients

New discovery could enable scientists to fine-tune activity of cancer-killing immune cells

New discovery could enable scientists to fine-tune activity of cancer-killing immune cells

Novel computer algorithm identifies promising new treatment for neuroblastoma

Novel computer algorithm identifies promising new treatment for neuroblastoma

Extrachromosomal circular DNA can contribute to cancer development in children

Extrachromosomal circular DNA can contribute to cancer development in children

Study sheds light on the factors at play in neuroblastoma metastasis

Study sheds light on the factors at play in neuroblastoma metastasis

Study identifies improved treatment option for neuroblastoma

Study identifies improved treatment option for neuroblastoma

CD44 protein helps identify mother cells responsible for aggressive nature of neuroblastoma

CD44 protein helps identify mother cells responsible for aggressive nature of neuroblastoma

Extra DNA scooped up alongside cancer-causing genes helps drive tumor growth

Extra DNA scooped up alongside cancer-causing genes helps drive tumor growth

Researchers uncover new and unexploited drug target for childhood cancer

Researchers uncover new and unexploited drug target for childhood cancer

Preclinical data on new drug combination to treat neuroblastoma published

Preclinical data on new drug combination to treat neuroblastoma published

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and IAEA team up to combat childhood cancers

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and IAEA team up to combat childhood cancers

Researchers identify targeted therapy for adolescent patients with neuroblastoma

Researchers identify targeted therapy for adolescent patients with neuroblastoma

New algorithm can help reduce therapy for some patients with intermediate-risk neuroblastoma

New algorithm can help reduce therapy for some patients with intermediate-risk neuroblastoma

Ruthenium probes shed new light on cause of Alzheimer's disease

Ruthenium probes shed new light on cause of Alzheimer's disease

Removing tumor's protective wall could help boost the effects of cancer treatments

Removing tumor's protective wall could help boost the effects of cancer treatments