Germany starts neuroblastoma screening:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Six German Lander are to start testing children this year for neuroblastomas - malignant brain tumours which account for 5% of all infant cancers. All parents of one-year-olds will be given urine test strips to be laid in the nappy and then sent to diagnostic laboratories; some 400,000 children per year will be tested. The survival rate following early diagnosis of a neuroblastoma is about 80%. Some 80% of all neuroblastomas occur between the ages of one and ten.