NCI Definition: A rare neuroectodermal tumor originating from olfactory receptor cells in the nasal cavity or paranasal sinuses. Microscopically, it is characterized by neuroblastic differentiation with occasional formation of rosettes. If the tumor is not resected at an early stage, the prognosis is usually poor. [1]

Disease Details

Head and neck esthesioneuroblastoma, Esthesioneuroblastoma, Olfactory Esthesioneuroblastoma, NEUROBLASTOMA, OLFACTORY, MALIGNANT, Olfactory Neuroepithelioma, Esthesioneuroepithelioma
Olfactory Nerve Neoplasm
Nasal Cavity Olfactory Neuroblastoma and Paranasal Sinus Olfactory Neuroblastoma
OncoTree Name
Olfactory Neuroblastoma
OncoTree Code


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2. The AACR Project GENIE Consortium. AACR Project GENIE: powering precision medicine through an international consortium. Cancer Discovery. 2017;7(8):818-831. Dataset Version 6. This dataset does not represent the totality of the genetic landscape; see paper for more information.

3. All assertions and clinical trial landscape data are curated from primary sources. You can read more about the curation process here.