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  • An embryonal tumor of the autonomic nervous system.
  • Most likely arises from a precursor cell derived from neural-crest tissues.
  • The most common solid tumor of infancy and the most common extra-cranial solid tumor of childhood.
  • One of the few cancers known to undergo spontaneous regression from an undifferentiated state to a benign tumor


Neuroblastoma can be very difficult to cure in older children.

Neuroblastoma accounts for 8 - 10% of childhood malignancies.  However, it accounts for 15% of cancer deaths in children.

In Canada the James Fund for Neuroblastoma research was established:



Band of Parents bound by hope is a US association founded by parents of children with neuroblastoma to fund research and provide support for families affected by this disease:







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