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Neuroblastoma

Present and Future

Neuroblastoma, once called "enigmatic", due to "unpredictable" clinical behaviors, is composed of biologically diverse tumors. Molecular/genomic properties unique to the individual tumors closely link to the clinical outcomes of patients. Establishing risk stratification models after analyzing biologic characteristics of each case has made a great success in patient management. However, the trend of improving survival rates in neuroblastoma over the last 30 years has started to level off, and currently available treatment modalities have almost reached to their maximized intensity. Furthermore, aggressive treatment causes significant long-term morbidities to the survivors. We really need to make the next step to the level of personalized medicine with more precise understanding of neuroblastoma biology. This book includes useful data and insights from the world's experts in this field. I believe this book can make an excellent contribution to all the investigators working hard and fighting for the children stricken by this disease.

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NeuroblastomaPresent and FutureEdited by Hiroyuki Shimada

Published: February 8th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1251

ISBN: 978-953-307-016-2

Copyright year: 2012

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3 Crossref Citations

14 Web of Science Citations

26 Dimensions Citations

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1. Genetic Factors Influencing the Risk and Clinical Outcome of Neuroblastoma

By Diana T. Lau and Lesley J. Ashton

1106

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2. Recurrent Neuroblastoma

By Loretta M.S. Lau and Wendy B. London

2906

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3. The Cell Biology of Neuroblastoma

By John B. Denny

2534

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4. Neuroblastoma: A Malignancy Due to Cell Differentiation Block

By Andrew Tee, Pei Y. Liu, Glenn M. Marshall and Tao Liu

2857

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5. Interplay Between Protein Kinase C Isoforms Alpha and Epsilon, Neurofibromin, and the Ras/MAPK Pathway in Neuroblastoma Differentiation

By George Leondaritis, Xenia Koliou, Shalini Johnson, Chengjun Li, Andreas Florakis, Konstantinos Dimas, Nikos Sakellaridis and Dimitra Mangoura

1117

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6. Alternative TrkA Splicing and Neuroblastoma

By Antonietta R. Farina, Lucia Cappabianca, Pierdomenico Ruggeri, Natalia Di Ianni, Marzia Ragone, Stefania Merolle, Alberto Gulino and Andrew R. Mackay

1427

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7. Sympathetic Neurotransmitters in Neuroblastoma – Between Physiology and Pathology

By Magdalena Czarnecka, Jason Tilan and Joanna Kitlinska

1408

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8. Bioactive Sphingolipids in Neuroblastoma

By Mehrdad Rahmaniyan, Amr Qudeimat and Jacqueline M. Kraveka

1392

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9. The NBPF Gene Family

By Vanessa Andries, Karl Vandepoele and Frans van Roy

1575

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10. Retinoic-Acid-Induced Downregulation of the 67 KDa Laminin Receptor Correlates with Reduced Biological Aggressiveness of Human Neuroblastoma Cells

By Juan M. Escamilla, Christine Bäuerl, Carlos M. R. López, Satu P. Pekkala, Samuel Navarro and Domingo Barettino

1159

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11. The Different Faces of Angiogenesis in Neuroblastoma

By Pietro Luigi Poliani and Domenico Ribatti

1028

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12. Application of Molecular Mimicry to Target GD2 Ganglioside

By Irena Horwacik and Hanna Rokita

1391

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13. MicroRNA Target Signatures in Advanced Stage Neuroblastoma

By Victoria R. Chu and Inhan Lee

1710

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14. Molecular Chaperones as Prognostic Markers of Neuroblastoma

By Yung-Feng Liao, Wen-Ming Hsu, Hsinyu Lee, Ming-Kuan Hu, Hsueh-Fen Juan, Min-Chuan Huang, Hsiu-Hao Chang, Bo-Jeng Wang, Yu-Yin Shih and Yeou-Guang Tsay

848

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15. Small Molecule Drugs and Targeted Therapies for Neuroblastoma

By Chengyuan Xue, Andrei Gudkov, Michelle Haber and Murray D. Norris

2364

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16. FOXO Transcription Factors as Potential Therapeutic Targets in Neuroblastoma

By Michael J. Ausserlechner, Judith Hagenbuchner, Stefan Fuchs, Kathrin Geiger and Petra Obexer

3176

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17. Oncolytic Poliovirus Therapy in a Mouse Model of Neuroblastoma: Preclinical Data Analysis and Future Studies

By Hidemi Toyoda, Eckard Wimmer and Jeronimo Cello

1450

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