Neuroblastoma accounts for 7% of all childhood cancers in the United States, with about 650 children diagnosed each year.
- Nearly 70% of those children first diagnosed with neuroblastoma have disease that has already metastasized or spread to other parts of the body.
- When disease has spread at diagnosis and a child is over the age of 2, there is less than a 30% chance of survival.
- 70 out of 100 neuroblastoma pts have a period of remission.
- Of those 70, 35 will relapse
- Out of those 35, 20 -30% will go into remission for a second time.
- Most of that 30% will relapse again and not have a chance to grow up.
Below are some links with useful information:
MIBG Therapy (Dr. Greg Yanik from the University of Michigan presents information regarding MIBG therapies for neuroblastoma.at the Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation Neuroblastoma Conference on July 19, 2008)