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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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

New drug offers a promising treatment for neuroblastoma

New drug offers a promising treatment for neuroblastoma

New project seeks to understand the origin and role of ecDNA in cancer development

New project seeks to understand the origin and role of ecDNA in cancer development

Removing copper from blood can destroy deadliest cancers that are resistant to immunotherapy

Removing copper from blood can destroy deadliest cancers that are resistant to immunotherapy

Stand Up To Cancer announces new effort to achieve health equity for underserved lung cancer patients

Stand Up To Cancer announces new effort to achieve health equity for underserved lung cancer patients

Researchers create new tool to identify cancer-causing mutations lurking in 98% of the genome

Researchers create new tool to identify cancer-causing mutations lurking in 98% of the genome

Smart MRI scan used for heart disease can help assess aggressive cancers in children

Smart MRI scan used for heart disease can help assess aggressive cancers in children

Interactive cloud-based data portal provides access to treasure trove of pediatric solid tumor data

Interactive cloud-based data portal provides access to treasure trove of pediatric solid tumor data

Novel radioisotope therapy could provide favorable prognosis in neuroblastoma patients

Novel radioisotope therapy could provide favorable prognosis in neuroblastoma patients

Study analyzes cancer diagnosis in children with birth defects

Study analyzes cancer diagnosis in children with birth defects

New high-throughput approach yields libraries of probes for immunological assays

New high-throughput approach yields libraries of probes for immunological assays