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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A malignant tumor composed of neuroblasts, originating in the autonomic nervous system or the adrenal medulla and occurring chiefly in infants and young children.

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  • n. A form of cancer that affects the ganglia in various parts of the body.

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  • n. malignant tumor containing embryonic nerve cells; usually metastasizes quickly

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Examples

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  • Defining the specific type of neuroblastoma is particularly important because some types resolve spontaneously or are curable with surgery while other types are very aggressive.

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  • Van Nocker has neuroblastoma, which is a very rare form of childhood cancer that targets the nervous system and creates tumors throughout the body.

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  • Experimental vaccines to treat other cancers – including the deadly skin disease melanoma and an often fatal childhood tumor called neuroblastoma – are already in late-stage development.

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  • Van Nocker has neuroblastoma, which is a very rare form of childhood cancer that

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  • Experimental vaccines to treat other cancers - including the deadly skin disease melanoma and an often fatal childhood tumor called neuroblastoma - are already in late-stage development.

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  • "My sister Eden, she was diagnosed with pediatric cancer called neuroblastoma in 2004,"

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  • It was discovered that Hannah has a tumor (called neuroblastoma) around her adrenal glands that the doctors believe is cancerous.

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  • Experimental vaccines against three other cancers - prostate, the deadly skin disease melanoma and an often fatal childhood tumor called neuroblastoma - also gave positive results in late-stage testing in recent weeks, after decades of struggles in the lab.

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  • In 1982, a postdoctoral scientist from Bombay working in Weinberg’s lab, Lakshmi Charon Padhy, reported the isolation of yet another such oncogene from a rat tumor called a neuroblastoma.

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