Neuroblastoma screening at one year of age.

  title={Neuroblastoma screening at one year of age.},
  author={Freimut H. Schilling and Claudia Spix and Frank Berthold and Rudolf Erttmann and Natalja Fehse and Barbara Hero and Gisela Klein and Johannes Sander and Kerstin Schwarz and Joern Treuner and Ulrich Zorn and J. Michaelis},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={346 14},
BACKGROUND Neuroblastoma is the second most common type of childhood tumor. It is not known whether screening for neuroblastoma at one year of age reduces the incidence of metastatic disease or mortality due to neuroblastoma. METHODS We offered urine screening for neuroblastoma at approximately one year of age to 2,581,188 children in 6 of 16 German states from 1995 to 2000. A total of 2,117,600 eligible children in the remaining states served as controls. We compared the two groups in terms… CONTINUE READING
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