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Wilms Tumor is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the kidney, and may spread to the lungs, liver, or nearby lymph nodes. Wilms tumor usually occurs in children younger than 5 years old.
NCI-funded SPORE grant aims to improve kidney cancer treatment

NCI-funded SPORE grant aims to improve kidney cancer treatment

Childhood cancer risk rises with mother's age

Childhood cancer risk rises with mother's age

Protein abundant in embryonic stem cells offers a new cancer target

Protein abundant in embryonic stem cells offers a new cancer target

Low levels of 'brain derived neurotrophic factor' may lead to obesity

Low levels of 'brain derived neurotrophic factor' may lead to obesity

Twenty percent of British adult survivors of childhood cancer smoke despite hazards

Twenty percent of British adult survivors of childhood cancer smoke despite hazards

New hope for children with bilateral Wilms tumors

New hope for children with bilateral Wilms tumors

Discovery of key acute myeloid leukemia gene

Discovery of key acute myeloid leukemia gene

Drug topotecan shows promise against Wilms tumor

Drug topotecan shows promise against Wilms tumor

Childhood cancer survivors at increased risk of severe health problems as adults

Childhood cancer survivors at increased risk of severe health problems as adults

Translocation kidney cancer after chemotherapy in childhood

Translocation kidney cancer after chemotherapy in childhood

Emergence of cancer as a major cause of death among children in developing regions of the world is not being adequately addressed

Emergence of cancer as a major cause of death among children in developing regions of the world is not being adequately addressed

Women treated with radiation therapy to cure Wilms tumor can have healthy babies if entire pelvis was not irradiated

Women treated with radiation therapy to cure Wilms tumor can have healthy babies if entire pelvis was not irradiated