Neuroblastoma is a tumor of nerve tissue that develops in infants and children and can occur in many areas of the body. It most commonly begins in the abdomen in the tissues of the adrenal gland, but it may also occur in other areas. In the United States, about 800 new cases of neuroblastoma are diagnosed each year.
After spending most of her life being treated for neuroblastoma, it seemed that 18-month-old Edie had run out of options. Her family turned to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where an experimental treatment changed the course of this little girl’s life.
The Cancer Center at CHOP is top ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 rankings of Best Children's Hospitals. Our center is also ranked number one in the nation, in Parents magazine’s 2013 report of 10 Best Children’s Hospitals.