Wilms Tumor in Children



About Wilms Tumor

Wilms tumor is the most common form of kidney cancer in children. About 500 children are diagnosed with Wilms tumor in the United States each year and about 75% of those patients are under 5 years old. Other common kidney cancers include renal cell carcinoma (in children age 15-19), clear cell carcinoma (in children under age 4) and rhabdoid tumor (in infants).

News About Wilms Tumor

Wilms Tumor in Children was last modified: July 8th, 2015 by Geoff Duncan
Dr. Andrew Hong, Young Investigator: Wilms Tumor

Dr. Andrew Hong, Young Investigator: Wilms Tumor

New CureSearch Young Investigator Dr. Andrew Hong hopes to discover the portion of the genetic map that will give insight into a sub-type of Wilms tumor, in order to better target it. His team will map Wilms tumor cell lines in order to study the disease.

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Danielle Carpenter, Wilms Tumor

Danielle Carpenter, Wilms Tumor

2 Years Old at Diagnosis When Danielle received her diagnosis of Wilms tumor (kidney cancer) when she was two years old, we were devastated. As parents, we were paralyzed by our inability to protect our little girl. During the course of that diagnosis, our oncologist... read more
Mikayla Sweeny, Wilms Tumor

Mikayla Sweeny, Wilms Tumor

5 Years Old at Diagnosis On September 18, 2007, the ground under my family’s feet began to crumble with the devastating diagnosis of my five-year-old daughter, Mikayla, with stage 3 Wilms tumor (kidney cancer). A major surgery to excise the tumor along with a... read more

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