Neuroblastoma Author

Antonia Palmer

Antonia is the founder of Neuroblastoma Canada and co-founder of Ac2orn. She volunteers with 3CTN, Network of Networks (N2), writes for the CNCF Parent Neuroblastoma Handbook, and is the Chair of the NANT Parent Advisory Council. Antonia has three sons, her oldest son Nate was diagnosed with stage IV high-risk neuroblastoma in 2009, had a CNS relapse in 2010 and he is now in long-term follow-up.

Posts by Antonia Palmer

Neuroblastoma Family Information Day

On Saturday January 20, 2018, neuroblastoma patients and families gathered to learn about the current treatments, future protocols and research advancements relating to high-risk neuroblastoma cancer.


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DFMO is an interesting drug, and one that is currently being considered for a future clinical trial in Canada for children with neuroblastoma. There is a great deal to understand about this drug – both in how it works and the process for opening up a clinical trial in Canada.


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G-CSF and Neuroblastoma

In May 2015, neuroblastoma families became increasingly concerned about the use of G-CSF in treatment due to emerging research findings. This article reviews that research in hopes of providing some clarity.


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MIBG Therapy for High-Risk Neuroblastoma

The science and understanding of MIBG therapy for high-risk neuroblastoma continues to evolve and change. This article reviews past research, current practices and future directions of the treatment.


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Counting the Cost

Your personal accountings of life tell a story and everyone’s numbers paint a different picture. This is an account of one 7-year-old boy in the battle against neuroblastoma cancer and what his numbers look like.


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Interview with the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA)

Neuroblastoma Canada interviews two authors from the CCRA’s report on the current state of financial investment into pediatric cancer research in Canada.


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Current and Future Strategies for Relapsed Neuroblastoma

Navigating the options available for relapsed treatment is incredibly difficult and is done without a set of established and well-entrenched guidelines.


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International Neuroblastoma Awareness Week

June 10-19, 2013 is International Neuroblastoma Awareness Week. A week dedicated to raise awareness about neuroblastoma cancer around the world.


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Changes to the Chemotherapies Used in the COG Stem Cell Transplant Regimen

The chemotherapeutic drugs used during stem-cell transplant for high-risk neuroblastoma appear to be changing under the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) protocol.


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COG 2013 Blueprint for Neuroblastoma Research

In 2012, the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Neuroblastoma Committee documented the important current and future research being done to further understand this perplexing disease.


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