Neuroblastoma

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News: Neuroblastoma

Texas Tech's new team of cancer researchers has brought the university new ...  -  23 Nov 2009
LubbockOnline.comThe researcher and doctor would tell the audience of 10000 about his work on a new drug for neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nerve cells occurring most ...

Robert B. Gerbing Honored by Cambridge Who's Who  -  23 Nov 2009
PR-CANADA.net (press release)His responsibilities at curesearch include performing data and statistical analysis for clinical trials including childhood cancer, neuroblastoma and acute ...

Gift of Life: A Young Woman Beats the Odds  -  23 Nov 2009
WSAWBut during her initial exam, doctors found a neuroblastoma tumor. "So at three days old she had surgery and they took a grapefruit sized tumor from her ...

Cytheris Announces Initiation of NCI/NIH-Sponsored Phase I/IIa Clinical Study ...  -  23 Nov 2009
Earthtimes (press release)Patients treated with cytotoxic chemotherapy for ESFT, alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma and neuroblastoma universally sustain T cell depletion. ...

Palliative care aids families of children suffering from life-threatening or ...  -  23 Nov 2009
Houston ChronicleTheir daughter, Kelly, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, a cancer that forms in the nerve tissue, a week before her 13th birthday in March 2001. ...

Spartans back for another shot  -  23 Nov 2009
Albany Times UnionHe is being treated for neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer. Burnt Hills athletic director Bob mcguire also was not in attendance Friday night. ...

Role of gene in tumor development, growth and progression apparently detected  -  23 Nov 2009
HealthJockey.comHe mentioned that in addition AEG-1 has been known to have oncogenic roles in various cancers including glioma, neuroblastoma, liver cancer, breast cancer, ...

"Lights Of Love" Annual Tree Lighting Launches Holiday Season  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
KAKETwo-year-old Bailey, who is in remission from a form of cancer called neuroblastoma, had the honor of helping Santa flip the switch on the sparkling lights. ...

Mammograms hurt more than helped, studies find  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
San Francisco ChronicleIn 1984, Japan began screening the urine of 6-month-old infants for neuroblastoma, the most common type of solid tumor in young children. ...

Antitumor Activity Of Nutlin-3 In Neuroblastoma With Wild-type P53  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)10, 2009) — The small-molecule inhibitor nutlin-3 may be a viable treatment option for neuroblastoma patients with wild-type p53 activity, according to a ...

Mom refuses to give up as son fights cancer  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Montgomery AdvertiserThere he was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer. "In the beginning, I was told his chances were slim to none," Jennifer said. ...

LAYLA GRACE MARSH UPDATE  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
The Cypress TimesThis is the 2nd phase in Layla's treatment plan as she fights Neuroblastoma - an aggressive form of childhood cancer. Layla's story has touched so many ...

Aggressive Childhood Nerve Cancer Shows a Weakness  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
U.S. News & World ReportWhat's more, nutlin-3 slowed the growth of neuroblastoma that was already resistant to the effects of a frontline chemotherapy drug and limited the spread ...

Simon Cowell of X Factor fame shows his altruistic side  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Baby ChumsSophie's parents were only told recently that she was suffering from a rare form of neuroblastoma and needed treatment immediately. ...

Newfoundland: Who Pushes Your Buttons and Makes You Angry?  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Dailyrecord.comProceeds from this event go to Delaney's Dream to help defray the medical expenses for a young Bloomingdale resident suffering from neuroblastoma. ...

Noah Biorkman, 5-Year-Old Dying Of Cancer, Celebrates Christmas Early  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Huffington Post (blog)Last weekend, the 5-year-old, who is in the final stages of Neuroblastoma cancer, celebrated the holiday with his family. They believe that December will ...

A transcriptome analysis identifies molecular effectors of unconjugated ...  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
BMC PediatricsTranscriptome changes induced by UCB exposure in SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cell line were examined by high density oligonucleotide microarrays. ...

Plantation Lakes Holiday Boutique to Help Yano Fight Neuroblastoma  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
WPDEThis year we have included a raffle and Silent Auction to Help Yano Fight Neuroblastoma. Many of our vendors and our larger community have donated items for ...

Milestone moment in Brooke Mulford cancer fight  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Delmarva NowEarlier that day, doctors at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia performed a bone marrow biopsy on Brooke and detected no signs of neuroblastoma in her ...

Fourth-Graders Spread Holiday Cheer  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
KSAT.comNoah Scott Biorkman is 5 years old and has neuroblastoma, a condition doctors believe will kill him before Christmas. His dying wish: to receive as many ...

Delaney's Dream fundraiser  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
NorthJersey.comDelaney is an adorable 2-year-old girl from Bloomingdale who was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, a very rare and aggressive form of cancer. ...

Fundraisers set for 5-year-old cancer patient  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
The TennesseanTre'sea Berry was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in July, shortly after being adopted by foster parents Tamela and Troy Berry. Neuroblastoma is a cancer that ...

Family seek funds for cancer girl  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
BBC NewsRobyn was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma in May. Neuroblastoma spreads rapidly through the body, making it difficult to treat, and affects children ...

Biorkman's family asks everyone to 'stop sending cards'  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Newnan Times-HeraldThe 5-year-old suffers from neuroblastoma. Several treatments were tried in recent months to stop the cancer, but nothing has stopped the spread of the ...

Vascular endothelial growth factor - prognostic factor in children with ...  -  ‎Nov 7, 2009‎
7thSpace Interactive (press release)Despite aggressive therapy, advanced stage neuroblastoma patients have poor survival rates. Although angiogenesis correlates with advanced tumour stage and ...

Christmas help for a child with cancer  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
ConnectMidMichigan.comNoah Biorkman is a 5 year old boy in South Lyon who is in his last stages of a two and a half year battle with Neuroblastoma cancer. ...

Man U mascot  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Northamptonshire Evening TelegraphZac was diagnosed with acute neuroblastoma at the beginning of this year and has to undergo another intensive course of chemotherapy. To boost his chances, ...

5-year-old wants Christmas cards  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Newnan Times-HeraldThanks to the connections created by the Internet, the wish of the cherubic 5-year-old who has neuroblastoma have touched hearts in the local area and led ...

'Shagging for Bayler' event to benefit young cancer patient  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Sumter ItemSince his September 2008 diagnosis of neuroblastoma, a rare form of Type 4 childhood cancer that has attacked his liver and bone marrow, Bayler has been in ...

Forum key in advancing brain tumor research  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Hilton Head Island PacketIn 1985, after their son, Billy Guy, who, at age 11, lost his struggle with neuroblastoma, Jennifer and George Forbeck determined that they would take ...

A family's fight  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
phillyBurbs.comAfter being diagnosed in July 2007 with refractory neuroblastoma, a cancer that afflicts about 650 infants every year, Kyler has undergone two bone marrow ...

Walk makes strides in neuroblastoma research  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
Peterborough ExaminerThe fourth annual fundraising walk that started as a tribute to James Birrell has raised more than $100000 for neuroblastoma research over the years, ...

Help spread some Christmas cheer  -  ‎Nov 7, 2009‎
Selma Times-JournalNoah was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma in February 2007. He went into remission in August 2007. In September 2008, Noah relapsed with lesions in his ...

Forget Bedlam for a moment  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
NewsOK.comPlease take a couple of moments to send a Christmas Card to the Tackett family: Caycen Tackett is 6 years old and battling neuroblastoma, a form of cancer. ...

Lesly Foster benefit Dec. 1 at Oaks Park  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Hillsboro Argus - OregonLive.comSeven-year-old Lesly Foster, of Hillsboro, is battling stage-four neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer in children. The first-grader was born June 17, 2000, ...

Deller family 'not aware of possible NHS funding'  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Get SurreyJoshua was diagnosed with an advanced form of the aggressive childhood cancer, neuroblastoma, on Christmas Eve last year. Since his diagnosis, community ...

Major Advances in Clinical Cancer Research in 2009: A Report From ASCO  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
MedscapeFirst effective immunotherapy for neuroblastoma. The product is an antibody-based immunotherapy (chimeric anti-GD2 antibody ch14.18) that targets a ...

Noah Biorkman, Dying 5-Year-Old, Gets Early X-Mas Cards From Around the Nation  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
ZimbioPeople around America are opening their hearts to the story of Noah Biorkman, a 5-year-old boy currently in a hospice, dying from Stage IV neuroblastoma. ...

Family needs aid for health care bills  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
New Haven Register (subscription)He was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when he was 3. Only 650 children a year are diagnosed with the disease. Nick initially was diagnosed with neuroblastoma ...

Role of Gene in Tumor Development, Growth and Progression Identified  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)..."In addition, AEG-1 has been known to have oncogenic roles in various cancers including glioma (CNS tumor), neuroblastoma, liver cancer, breast cancer, ...

Weekend wrap-up: Noah Biorkman, millionaires and sex slave among top stories  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
MLive.comThe story of Noah Biorkman, a five-year-old South Lyon boy diagnosed with neuroblastoma, kept readers enthralled this week. Doctors say he is not expected ...

Robyn needs £300000 to get life-saving treatment  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Uxbridge GazetteRobyn Higgins, who used to live in Willow Grove, Ruislip, before moving to Surrey last year, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in May. ...

RICC's 20th anniversary  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Panorama...over £500000 has been forwarded to the UK by RICC to fund research into finding a cure for childhood cancers, neuroblastoma in particular. ...

Benefit planned to raise money for child with cancer  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Statesman JournalMr. Charles Salon and Spa is hosting a benefit this week for a toddler battling neuroblastoma, a cancer found in small children. ...

Best Corporate Advertising/Campaign  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Medical Marketing and Media...“If these ads don't tug at your heart, you might not have one,? one judge said of this campaign, which aimed to raise awareness of neuroblastoma, ...

Lewis stays in lead-lined room  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
Derby Evening TelegraphLewis, of Mackworth, is battling neuroblastoma – a rare form of childhood cancer – and has already undergone gruelling chemotherapy and operations to remove ...

Cancer boy to meet heroes  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
TeleText...escort a player from the tunnel at the Everton match. Zac is fighting childhood cancer neuroblastoma, which affects around 100 children a year in the UK.

Police get on their bikes to save cancer girl  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
This is LondonRobyn Higgins, seven, whose father is a detective constable in the Met, has rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma. It will cost £300000 to send her to the ...

Cash raised by tragic Ruby's former friend  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Leamington Observer...the brave 13-year-old Trinity School pupil who died in April after a three-year fight against rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma. ...

BH-BL Rallies Past Troy For Super Bowl Victory  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
WRGBAll the while, Jacob Shell was serving as an inspiration from his hospital bed as he has been since being diagnosed nearly six months ago with neuroblastoma ...



Background information on Neuroblastoma [When available]

Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid cancer in infancy and childhood. It arises from any neural crest element of the sympathetic nervous system.

Other tumors also have similar origins and show a wide pattern of differentiation ranging from benign ganglioneuroma to partially differentiated ganglioneuroblastoma to highly malignant neuroblastoma.

Neuroblastoma is one of the rare human malignancies known to demonstrate spontaneous regression from an undifferentiated state to a completely benign cellular appearance.

When the lesion is localized, it is generally curable. However, long-term survival for children with advanced disease is poor despite aggressive multimodality therapy.

Recent biologic and genetic characteristics have been identified, which, when added to classic clinical staging, has allowed accurate patient assignment to risk groups so that treatment strategies can be more effectively undertaken.

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