Neuroblastoma in Europe: differences in the pattern of disease in the uk

Judith E. Powell, Jacques Esteve, Jillian R. Mann, Louise Parker, Didier Frappaz, Jörg Michaelis, R. Kerbl, I. Mutz & C. Stiller
Background Neuroblastoma is a major contributor to childhood cancer mortality, but its prognosis varies with age and stage of disease, and some tumours regress spontaneously. Urinary screening programmes or clinical examination may detect the disease before symptoms appear, but the benefit of early diagnosis is uncertain. We examined the incidence, pattern, and presentation of neuroblastoma in four European countries. Method Population-based incidence rates were derived for France, Austria, Germany, and the UK. Age, sex, and...
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