Which factors are used to determine response to treatment and prognosis of pediatric neuroblastoma?

Updated: Oct 09, 2017
  • Author: Norman J Lacayo, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Determinants of response and outcome include the following:

  • Stage, age, and several biologic characteristics of the tumor determine outcome.

  • Similarly, the patient may also have genetic polymorphism characteristics that influence drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion.


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