Changes to this Summary (01/14/2014)
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Revised text about the Children's Oncology Group (COG) ANBL12P1 trial to state that the International Society of Paediatric Oncology European Neuroblastoma Group published a comparison of the conditioning regimen busulfan/melphalan (BuMel) versus carboplatin/etoposide/melphalan, and BuMel showed better survival outcomes. Also added text to state that the outcome of this trial will influence the choice of preparative regimens used in upcoming COG high-risk neuroblastoma trials.
Added text about the COG-ANBL09P1 trial as a treatment option under clinical evaluation.
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