Childhood Cancer

Neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma is a type of childhood cancer that most commonly originates in the adrenal glands, but can also develop in the nerve tissues in the neck, chest, abdomen or pelvis. It is the most common extracranial solid tumor cancer in childhood and the most common cancer in infancy. Neuroblastoma is divided into three risk categories: low, intermediate and high risk. View the 2020 Impact Report.

Latest Neuroblastoma grants

Darrell Yamashiro, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Columbia University
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2021
William Weiss, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
University of California San Francisco
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2021
Michael Hogarty, MD, Principal Investigator
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2021

Latest Neuroblastoma blog posts

Chemotherapy has long been a part of the frontline treatment plan for kids battling high-risk neuroblastoma. But when neuroblastoma becomes chemotherapy resistant, doctors are left with a dwindling list of options for children, who are... more
As the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Director of Science, I work to evaluate our funded research projects to track progress and find gaps in funding so that we can direct more research dollars to the largest areas of need, and to... more
Taylor was just 11 years old when she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer and one of the most common types of pediatric sarcomas. 

Treatments seemed to work for a little while, but then the cancer spread to Taylor’s lung. After... more