What is the 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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Several treatment strategies are available to treat patients with recurrent neuroblastoma.

  • A local recurrence in a patient with low-stage disease generally has a good prognosis, and patients usually receive standard chemotherapy, surgery, and/or radiation as necessary.

  • Patients with disseminated disease at presentation have a high recurrence rate and a poor outcome.

  • For patients with recurrent disease in this setting, various phase I/II agents are generally available.


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