DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma [DOID:769]

Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common extracranial solid cancer in childhood and the most common cancer in infancy, with an annual incidence of about 650 cases per year in the US , and 100 cases per year in the UK . Close to 50 percent of neuroblastoma cases occur in children younger than two years old. It is a neuroendocrine tumor, arising from any neural crest element of the sympathetic nervous system or SNS. It most frequently originates in one of the adrenal glands, but can also develop in nerve tissues in the neck, chest, abdomen, or pelvis.

Synonyms:  neuroblastoma,  DOID:769,  (neuroblastoma NOS) or (sympathicoblastoma),  neuroblastoma (Schwannian Stroma-Poor),  neuroblastoma (morphologic abnormality) ...

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