We are pleased to announce that Global Neuroblastoma Network (GNN) website has officially launched. Cure2Children thanks all the GNN network members, our IT team based in Bangalore-India, and our staff for extending excellent support in bringing out this website.
Neuroblastoma is a form of cancer that starts in certain types of very primitive nerve cells found in an embryo or fetus. This type of cancer occurs in infants and young children. It is the third most common type of Childhood Cancer after Leukemia and brain tumors. It is also the leading single cause of cancer deaths of children under 5.
It is a complex cancer and can present in various ways and in different forms and as a result survival rates differ significantly. The outcome depends on the type and aggression, and the aggressive neuroblastoma is of course the most challenging to treat and has the lowest survival rates, around 40%.
As the world become better prepared to deal with communicable diseases and disorders, cancer emerges as a major cause of death and disability in developing countries, where health systems are often poorly equipped to deal with this challenge. Given the relative rarity of pediatric cancer, it is critical to pull together the international community of professionals dedicated to pediatric oncology. This is particularly important for neuroblastoma (NB), which remains the first cause of childhood death due to cancer.
Global Neuroblastoma Network (GNN) is an initiative involving several institutions and professionals worldwide aiming to:
- Improve the cure of children with Neuroblastoma in emerging countries
- Facilitate palliative care for children with incurable Neuroblastoma
- Establish a global network for Neuroblastoma care and research
GNN promotes interaction among professionals dedicated to the cure of Neuroblastoma in children primarily through:
- Knowledge-sharing and consultations at Cure4Kids GNN group page
- Support for data management via the Pediatric Oncology Network Database
We truly hope you enjoy exploring our new website, and please feel free to send us comments or feedback you may have.
Website - http://www.globalneuroblastoma.net/
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