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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 infancy. Neuroblastoma is divided into three risk categories: low, intermediate and high risk. 

Latest Neuroblastoma grants

Linda Malkas, PhD, Principal Investigator
City of Hope National Medical Center
Reach Grants, Awarded 2019
Garrett Brodeur, MD, Principal Investigator
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Reach Grants, Awarded 2019
Michael Chorny, PhD, Garrett M. Brodeur, PhD & Ivan S. Alferiev, PhD, Principal Investigator
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2019

Latest Neuroblastoma blog posts

When Lilly faced surgery after relapsing, her family made the decision to donate extra tumor tissue to research instead of throwing it away. 

“We hope that Lilly’s neuroblastoma tumor can be some small part of helping other children who... more
On October 24, 2019, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) lost a member of our Foundation family. ALSF employee and childhood cancer hero, Elijah Talley passed away at the age of 18.

Each of us at ALSF has a fond memory of Elijah--... more
Every day, everywhere, children are diagnosed with cancer. Right now, children are in hospitals receiving frontline treatment following a diagnosis. Other children are beginning a clinical trial following a relapse. Still others face long-... more