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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Cognitive outcomes in survivors of childhood cancers have been largely understudied

Cognitive outcomes in survivors of childhood cancers have been largely understudied

Study may lead to new treatment for incurable brain cancer in children

Study may lead to new treatment for incurable brain cancer in children

Combination of tumor cell vaccine and checkpoint therapy creates effective immune response

Combination of tumor cell vaccine and checkpoint therapy creates effective immune response

Combination of two existing drugs can kill cancer cells

Combination of two existing drugs can kill cancer cells

ALSF announces grant award recipients of Crazy 8 Initiative in pediatric oncology

ALSF announces grant award recipients of Crazy 8 Initiative in pediatric oncology

Discovery may help cancer patients to avoid chemotherapy's debilitating side effects

Discovery may help cancer patients to avoid chemotherapy's debilitating side effects

Study: Abundance of iron can drive cancer cell death in neuroblastoma

Study: Abundance of iron can drive cancer cell death in neuroblastoma

New insights on structural biology may help design more efficient antibodies

New insights on structural biology may help design more efficient antibodies

Revolutionary drug combination shows potential for treatment of fatal childhood cancer

Revolutionary drug combination shows potential for treatment of fatal childhood cancer

Disrupting cancer cell cycle with two commercially available inhibitors causes tumor cell death

Disrupting cancer cell cycle with two commercially available inhibitors causes tumor cell death

Missing surface protein allows small cell lung cancer cells to hide from immune defenses

Missing surface protein allows small cell lung cancer cells to hide from immune defenses

Modified version of CAR T-cell therapy shows promise in targeting neuroblastoma

Modified version of CAR T-cell therapy shows promise in targeting neuroblastoma

Study opens the way for a potential new cure for children with hard-to-treat neuroblastoma

Study opens the way for a potential new cure for children with hard-to-treat neuroblastoma

High expression of VRK1 protein can reduce survival in neuroblastoma patients

High expression of VRK1 protein can reduce survival in neuroblastoma patients

Reductive stress promotes protein aggregation in neuroblastoma cells, impairs neurogenesis

Reductive stress promotes protein aggregation in neuroblastoma cells, impairs neurogenesis

Novel CAR T-cell therapy shows promising early results in children with neuroblastoma

Novel CAR T-cell therapy shows promising early results in children with neuroblastoma

Study provides new insight into the formation of neural crest cells

Study provides new insight into the formation of neural crest cells

Three new research teams aim to improve therapies for difficult-to-treat pediatric cancers

Three new research teams aim to improve therapies for difficult-to-treat pediatric cancers

Genomic analysis of neuroblastoma sheds light on childhood solid tumors

Genomic analysis of neuroblastoma sheds light on childhood solid tumors

CAR NKT cells offer a promising approach to combat hard-to-treat solid tumors

CAR NKT cells offer a promising approach to combat hard-to-treat solid tumors