I was reading some Neuroblastoma information from CureSearch. We know what a miracle we have with Taylor, but sometimes to just reread that amazes me. Some facts gathered from the website: http://www.curesearch.org/our_research/index_sub.aspx?id=1767

Unfortunately, these patients often have disease that is difficult to cure. Patients receive very intensive therapy, including surgery, chemotherapy, stem cell transplantation and biologic agents. Despite this, over half of the patients will suffer a relapse. Relapsed high-risk neuroblastoma is rarely cured.

Twenty years ago, virtually all high-risk neuroblastoma patients died within 6 to12 months. Now about 30% are living, 3 years after completion of therapy. This is progress, but much remains to be done, especially to help patients who relapse.




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