What is Neuroblastoma?
Neuroblastoma (NB) is cancer that affects children. It is among the most common childhood tumors, accounting for 15% of all pediatric cancer deaths. NB typically affects kids under five years old and is not usually diagnosed until the tumor grows and presents symptoms. The majority of childhood NB cases are aggressive, showing survival rates of less than 30% with standard chemotherapy, and a disturbing 50% relapse rate. Fewer than 10% of patients can be salvaged after relapsing.