MYCN gene overrepresentation detected in primary neuroblastoma tumour cells without amplification.


Neuroblastoma is the most frequent solid extracranial neoplasm of childhood, with a median age of presentation of under 2 years. This tumour is highly malignant in patients older than 12 months of age with metastatic disease. Clinical studies have confirmed that amplification of the MYCN proto-oncogene is one of the best prognostic indicators of poor… (More)