A full range of treatment options
We offer a full range of treatment options for children with neuroblastoma. An individualized treatment plan is designed for each patient as treatment approaches vary from child to child. Our team works closely with each family to determine the best course of action. Treatment options include:
Chemotherapy: The use of certain medicines to treat cancer.
Radiation therapy: High-energy rays which are used to kill or damage cancer cells.
I-131 MIBG treatment: Therapeutic MIBG is an advanced treatment option for children battling high-risk, recurrent or refractory neuroblastoma or pheochromocytoma.
Surgery: To remove all or part of the tumor.
Blood and marrow transplant: If your child has a cancer that is hard to treat, doctors sometimes use high doses of chemotherapy as part of the treatment. The high-dose chemotherapy can damage healthy blood stem cells. You child may need a BMT to help rescue his blood stem cells after the chemotherapy.
Developmental therapeutics: We offer some of the most promising new cancer treatments for children who have relapsed or who have difficult to treat cancers through early-phase clinical trials.
Biological therapy and immunotherapy: Therapy used to stimulate your child’s immune system to act against the cancer cells.
A child with neuroblastoma may undergo any one of these treatments or a combination of them.
Our team is committed to advancing research and medicine by developing new techniques, treatment and cures for children and young adults with solid tumors. We are home to one of the largest clinical trial programs in the country—offering our patients access to some of the most novel treatment options in the country.
Learn more about our research efforts