Neuroblastoma almost always develops in infants and young children. It rarely occurs in children over 10 years of age. Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the sympathetic nervous system. It starts in the immature nerve cells (called neuroblasts or neural crest cells) that make up the sympathetic nervous system. Neuroblastoma can develop anywhere there is sympathetic nervous system tissue, but most commonly develops in the adrenal glands, neck, chest or spinal cord. (Canadian Cancer Society)
For additional information about neuroblastoma, please go to the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Encyclopedia.
The Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (CNCF) provides neuroblastoma information and resources. It is committed to finding a cure for neuroblastoma through research, education, awareness and advocacy.
360 W. Schick Rd., Suite 23, #211
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
United States of America
Children’s Cancer Research Fund invests in lifesaving, leading-edge research in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of childhood cancers and blood-related disorders.
Fueled by compassion since opening our doors in 1981, our team has revolutionized the way childhood cancer is treated worldwide. Our investments in key research initiatives and patient care have led to innovative treatments, faster cures, new discoveries, and compassionate quality-of-life programs that give hope to pediatric patients and their families.
Children’s Cancer Research Fund
7301 Ohms Lane, Suite 460
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Toll Free: 1-888-422-7348
The objectives of Neuroblastoma Australia are to raise the profile of the disease, raise funds for research and provide support to parents and families who are or have been affected by neuroblastoma.
150 Beattie Street
Balmain NSW 2041
The Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Society is dedicated to promoting research and providing support to children who have been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, and their families.
P.O. Box 957672
Hoffman Estates, IL 60195
United States of America
Toll free: 1-800-532-5162
The Neuroblastoma Society raises funds for research and offers information and support for those affected by neuroblastoma.
The mission of The Ronan Thompson Foundation is to cure children with neuroblastoma. The Foundation raises funds for research that will find new and innovative ways to treat neuroblastoma, and ultimately, find a cure for this disease. The Foundation is also committed to raising awareness and providing education. With awareness comes funding, with funding comes answers, with answers, come a cure.
The Ronan Thompson Foundation
P.O. Box 44935
Phone: 85064-4935 or 1-866-580-9455