Aggresive neuroblastoma cases have high levels of common nerve protein Neuropeptide-Y

A protein produced by nerve cells appears to be elevated in the blood of those with an aggressive form of neuroblastoma. The finding, published online October 12 in the American Journal of Pathology, could potentially lead to a prognostic test for the disease or be used to monitor its progress. Neuroblastoma is a pediatric cancer… Continue reading Aggresive neuroblastoma cases have high levels of common nerve protein Neuropeptide-Y

Nuclear protein EYA1 causes neuroblastoma to become more aggressive

Aggressive forms of neuroblastoma contain a specific protein in their cells’ nuclei that is not found in the nuclei of more benign forms of the cancer, and the discovery, made through research from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), could lead to new forms of targeted therapy. EYA1, a protein that contributes to ear… Continue reading Nuclear protein EYA1 causes neuroblastoma to become more aggressive