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 forms as tumors in the adrenal glands (found above the kidneys) or in the neck, chest, abdomen, or pelvis.

Treating children with neuroblastoma takes a team of experts with experience treating childhood cancer. Duke's pediatric neuroblastoma specialists offer the latest treatments, including a promising new targeted treatment, called MIBG therapy, for relapsed and hard-to-treat neuroblastoma. Duke Children’s is one of 15 centers in the U.S. to offer the treatment through a clinical trial.