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neu·ro·blas·to·ma

 (no͝or′ō-blă-stō′mə, nyo͝or′-)
n. pl. neu·ro·blas·to·mas or neu·ro·blas·to·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A malignant tumor composed of neuroblasts, originating in the autonomic nervous system or the adrenal medulla and occurring chiefly in infants and young children.

neuroblastoma

(ˌnjʊərəʊblæsˈtəʊmə)
n, pl -mata (-matə) or -mas
(Pathology) pathol a malignant tumour that derives from neuroblasts, occurring mainly in the adrenal gland

neu•ro•blas•to•ma

(ˌnʊər oʊ blæˈstoʊ mə, ˌnyʊər-)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
a malignant tumor of immature nerve cells, most often affecting the young.
[1905–10]

neuroblastoma

a highly malignant tumor that may develop from the neural plate in an embryo and spread to the bones, liver, and other organs.
See also: Cancer
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neuroblastoma - malignant tumor containing embryonic nerve cells; usually metastasizes quickly
malignant neoplasm, malignant tumor, metastatic tumor - a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body
Translations
neuroblastooma
neuroblastoma

neuroblastoma

n neuroblastoma m
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The university leads a national genetics reference scheme with the Northern Genetics Service, receiving neuroblastomas at diagnosis and relapse from nearly all children in the UK to carry out detailed genetic testing on tumours to determine what type of neuroblastoma a patient has.
Neuroblastomas are cancers that start in early nerve cells and commonly form in the tissue of the adrenal glands, near the kidneys.
Amplification of N-myc in untreated human neuroblastomas correlates with advanced disease stage.
The fact that p75NTR and CRABP1 expression differentially affect one another and the impact of treatment with fenretinide in different neuroblastomas makes p75NTR or CRABP1, at best, complex biomarkers for likely responsiveness to that drug.
Over 90% of neuroblastomas are seen in children under the age of 10 years [2].
We conducted a retrospective study to review our experience with minimally invasive resection of olfactory neuroblastomas via a transnasal endoscopic technique, including an analysis of surgical outcomes.
The high-risk group comprises all MYCN-amplified neuroblastomas, regardless of stage and age of the child, plus non-MYCN-amplified stage 4 neuroblastomas for children older than 18 months.
Most neuroblastomas begin in the abdomen in the adrenal gland or next to the spinal cord or in the chest.
6 Most (70 - 90%) neuroblastomas usually occur in the first 5 years of life.
7] More than 90% of prenatally diagnosed neuroblastomas are adrenal in origin.
Boffins were able to successfully analyse the DNA of tumour cells and identify chromosomal defects with the use of latest genetic techniques, enabling the identification of sub-groups of the most aggressive neuroblastomas.