Clare J. Twist

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  • The role of age in neuroblastoma risk stratification: the German, Italian, and children's oncology group perspectives CANCER LETTERS London, W. B., Boni, L., Simon, T., Berthold, F., Twist, C., Schmidt, M. L., Castleberry, R. P., Matthay, K. K., Cohn, S. L., De Bernardi, B. 2005; 228 (1-2): 257-266


    Recent evidence suggests that the cut-off for age utilized in neuroblastoma risk groups should be increased from the 365-day cut-off currently in use. Separate cooperative group analyses were performed by German and Italian groups and two analyses by the Children's Oncology Group (North America, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Netherlands). In general, the results are in agreement regarding the prognostic contribution of age. There is strong evidence to support an increase in the age cut-off to a value in the range of 15-18 months based on the results from the German analysis and two COG analyses. However, Italian results in INSS stage 4 patients show that outcome in patients 12-17 months is not better than that of older patients. Further analyses are warrented.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.canlet.2004.12.054

    View details for Web of Science ID 000232241100034

    View details for PubMedID 16024170

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