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Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that affects the nerves of the sympathetic nervous system (responsible for the fight-or-flight response) throughout the body. The disease often forms as tumors in the adrenal glands (found above the kidneys) or in the neck, chest, abdomen, or pelvis.

Caring for children with neuroblastoma takes a team of experts with experience in childhood cancer. Duke's pediatric neuroblastoma specialists offer the latest treatments, including a promising new targeted treatment, called MIBG therapy, for hard-to-treat and relapsed neuroblastomas. Duke Children’s is one of 20 centers in the U.S. to offer the treatment through a clinical trial.