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our researchOUR RESEARCH

The Focus of our Research The Maris Laboratory and Translational Research Program is focused on the childhood cancer neuroblastoma, a malignancy of the developing sympathetic nervous system. This disease continues to exact a significant proportion of overall pediatric cancer morbidity and mortality. The research plan is purposefully comprehensive, with focused investigations spanning from the genetic basis of neuroblastoma to Phase 3 clinical trials.
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our publicationsOUR PUBLICATIONS

  • >> Identification of ALK as a major familial neuroblastoma predisposition gene. Nature. 2008
  • >> Common variations in BARD1 influence susceptibility to high-risk neuroblastoma. Nat Genet. 2009
  • >> Copy number variation at 1q21.1 associated with neuroblastoma. Nature. 2009
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our resourcesOUR RESOURCES

  • >> A Parent's Guide to 131I-MIBG Therapy at CHOP
  • >> Virtual Tour of CHOP
  • >> Map and Directions to the CHOP
  • >> Information About Philadelphia
  • >> Consent Form in a Genetic Research Study
  • >> Blood Drawing for a Genetic Research Study
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