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Clinical Trials for Children's Brain Cancers

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Neuroblastoma is a rare type of cancer that almost always occurs in infants and young children. One in 7,000 kids will be diagnosed with neuroblastoma each year in the U.S. A related rare pediatric cancer is medulloblastoma, which accounts for 15 to 20 percent of all pediatric brain tumors.

The Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC) is a group of universities and children’s hospitals that offer a nationwide network of childhood cancer clinical trials. The NMTRC is led by our team at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

The trials are based on the research from a group of closely collaborating investigators who are developing new therapies for these high-risk children's cancers.