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Mutations that Drive Relapse May Also Open Pathway to Precision Medicine--[[/para]]
Expression of the GALNT9 gene therefore appears to have predictive value beyond that for risk stratification based on age, disease stage, and MYCN amplification, and its expression in particular may constitute a marker of relapse for neuroblastomas
classified as low risk.
A year ago their youngest son, Oliver, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma
- an aggressive form of cancer - when he was just eight months old.
Subsequently, a computed tomogram of the chest confirmed a posterior mediastinal mass, with calcifications and intraspinal extension consistent with neuroblastoma
11] Small and purely cystic neuroblastomas
are believed to have favourable prognosis due to similar histological characteristics with in situ neuroblastomas
which have a high rate of spontaneous regression.
Washington, February 23 (ANI): Researchers have reached a breakthrough in cancer studies after using novel technology to reveal the different genetic patterns of neuroblastoma
, an aggressive form of childhood cancer.
are often large, and when they spread throughout the abdomen and/or into the chest, ultrasound may not be able to define their precise edges.
Professor Gordon McVie, Director General of The Cancer Research Campaign, which published the research in the British Journal of Cancer, said: 'Dr McConville's research should allow us to treat neuroblastomas
as several different diseases, rather than lumping them all together.
is the most common type of cancer in infants, and an estimated 650 new cases are diagnosed each year in the U.
National Award Highlights Lifetime Research on Neuroblastoma
, a Challenging Childhood Cancer--
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have identified potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of neuroblastoma
, the most frequent solid tumour in young children.
and neuroendocrine carcinomas of the nasal cavity: A proposed new classification.
arise from neural crest tissue and can thus be found anywhere along the sympathetic chain.
A large majority of neuroblastomas
produce catecholamines; the tumor cells thus express tyrosine hydroxylase, the rate-limiting enzyme in catecholamine biosynthesis (1).
About 25 percent of newly diagnosed neuroblastomas
are found in children under the age of one.