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10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oncology researchers studying gene mutations in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma are refining their diagnostic tools to predict which patients are more likely to respond to drugs called ALK inhibitors that target such mutations.
NEUROBLASTOMA is one of the most common forms of childhood cancers.
The final pathologic diagnosis, however, was stroma-poor, differentiating neuroblastoma (NBL) with microscopic positive margins in a few foci (Fig.
With neuroblastoma it's really hard to treat a second time, especially when it comes back in same place.
Linza Corp, who runs the charity Families Against Neuroblastoma (FAN), lost her son Max in June 2009.
Appropriate immunohistochemical studies distinguished adult neuroblastoma from other differential diagnoses, especially primitive neuroectodermal tumor.
A recent issue of the FASEB Journal reports the discovery of scientists at the Karolinska Institute of the ability of docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, to kill neuroblastoma cells in vitro.
Helena CarE[umlaut]n, a researcher at the Department of Clinical Genetics at the Sahlgrenska Academy, said: "We found that the children who develop this type of neuroblastoma are twice as old at the onset of the disease as children who develop other types of neuroblastoma.