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Can you treat neuroblastoma with antibody therapy?

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Dr. Janet Meller
Surgery - Pediatric
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Neuroblastoma is treated with a combination of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

In brief: No

Neuroblastoma is treated with a combination of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
Dr. Janet Meller
Dr. Janet Meller
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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Some types of high risk neuroblastomas do qualify for treatment with certain kinds of antibody therapy.
However, due to the complicated nature of this cancer treatment is very case-specific and not all neuroblastoma cases will be approached with this treatment modality.

In brief: Sometimes

Some types of high risk neuroblastomas do qualify for treatment with certain kinds of antibody therapy.
However, due to the complicated nature of this cancer treatment is very case-specific and not all neuroblastoma cases will be approached with this treatment modality.
Danielle Jones
Danielle Jones
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Dr. James Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: High risk, after BMT

The monoclonal antibody therapy s designed to be given to patients who have 1) high risk disease (stage IV and some stage iii), 2) great response to chemo/surgery/radiation, 3) have recently had high dose chemo and have received stem cell rescue (aka bone marrow transplant).
The treatment is intended to treat only microscopic disease. It can also be very toxic.

In brief: High risk, after BMT

The monoclonal antibody therapy s designed to be given to patients who have 1) high risk disease (stage IV and some stage iii), 2) great response to chemo/surgery/radiation, 3) have recently had high dose chemo and have received stem cell rescue (aka bone marrow transplant).
The treatment is intended to treat only microscopic disease. It can also be very toxic.
Dr. James Ball
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