B.C. researchers identify gene that fuels aggressive childhood cancers

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For patients with neuroblastoma, one of the most common solid tumours in children, disease outcomes can vary widely. Some children face a fairly good prognosis with survival rates in excess of 80 per cent. However, some neuroblastoma have genetic characteristics that make the disease particularly aggressive and prone to metastatic spread. The survival rate for these high-risk cancers is drastically lower, approximately 30 per cent.

 

B.C. researchers identify gene that fuels aggressive childhood cancers – UBC Faculty of Medicine

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