International neuroblastoma pathology classification adds independent prognostic information beyond the prognostic contribution of age.

@article{Sano2006InternationalNP,
  title={International neuroblastoma pathology classification adds independent prognostic information beyond the prognostic contribution of age.},
  author={Hideki Sano and Jeffrey Bonadio and Robert B. Gerbing and Wendy B London and Katherine K. Matthay and John Nicholas Lukens and Hiroyuki Shimada},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={2006},
  volume={42 8},
  pages={1113-9}
}
Age has been used as a prognostic factor for patients with peripheral neuroblastic tumours (pNTs). The latest analysis disclosed a cut-off around 18 months for the optimal prognostic distinction. The International Neuroblastoma Pathology Classification (INPC) distinguishes favourable and unfavourable histology based on the age-appropriate evaluation of histologic indicators (grade of neuroblastic differentiation, mitosis-karyorrhexis index) in the categories of neuroblastoma and… CONTINUE READING