Molecular Characterization of Neuroblastic Tumor: Correlation With Clinical Outcome
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The purpose of this study is to find out the genetic and biochemical makeup of your neuroblastic tumor, which influences its aggressiveness and the suitable therapy. These research studies include surface marker analysis, cytogenetics, cancer genes,genome sequencing, tumor growth-related genes and tumor growth in test tubes. Your blood, marrow, and hematopoietic stem cell samples will also be tested for tumors or leukemia cells, and your serum tested for anti-tumor antibodies.
Condition or disease
Other: Tumor and Marrow Markers
To collect tumor, marrow specimens prospectively to study the molecular-genetic makeup of individual neuroblastic tumor and its metastasis by blood and marrow, and to correlate these findings with clinical outcome, and to relate the signaling circuitry of neuroblastic tumors to that of embryonic neuroectodermal cells. .
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients will be offered participation in this study by their attending oncologist in the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Neuroblastic tumors diagnosed in accordance with the International Neuroblastoma Staging System