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Neuroblastoma Treatment

Treatment Options for Neuroblastoma

A link to a list of current clinical trials is included for each treatment section. For some types or stages of cancer, there may not be any trials listed. Check with your doctor for clinical trials that are not listed here but may be right for you.

Low-Risk Neuroblastoma

Treatment of low-risk neuroblastoma may include the following:

Intermediate-Risk Neuroblastoma

Treatment of intermediate-risk neuroblastoma may include the following:

High-Risk Neuroblastoma

Treatment of high-risk neuroblastoma may include the following:

Progressive/Recurrent Neuroblastoma

Patients with Recurrent CNS Neuroblastoma

Treatment for neuroblastoma that recurs (comes back) in the central nervous system (CNS; brain and spinal cord) may include the following:

Patients First Treated for Low-Risk Neuroblastoma

Treatment for recurrent neuroblastoma that is found in one place in the body may include the following:

Treatment for recurrent neuroblastoma that has spread to other parts of the body may include the following:

Patients First Treated for Intermediate-Risk Neuroblastoma

Treatment for recurrent neuroblastoma that is found in one place in the body may include the following:

For recurrent neuroblastoma that has spread to other parts of the body, treatment is usually high-dose chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, and 13-cis retinoic acid.

Patients First Treated for High-Risk Neuroblastoma

Treatment for recurrent neuroblastoma in patients first treated for high-risk neuroblastoma may include the following:

Because there is no standard treatment for recurrent neuroblastoma in patients first treated for high-risk neuroblastoma, patients may want to consider a clinical trial. For information about clinical trials, please see the NCI Web site.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with neuroblastoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.