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Wilms Tumour

Pre-surgery chemo boosts Wilms' tumour treatment says study

Children being treated for the most common form of childhood kidney cancer, known as Wilms' tumour, show better treatment results if given chemotherapy before surgery,...

Study improves understanding of childhood kidney cancer

A new study, part-funded by Cancer Research UK, has helped to pinpoint genetic changes in certain cells that may contribute to Wilms' tumour, the most common form of...

Scientists find rare childhood kidney cancer gene fault

Faults in gene called DIS3L2 are linked to an increased risk of a form of childhood kidney cancer, scientists have discovered.

Postponing surgery reduces long term side effects for children with kidney cancer

Children given chemotherapy before surgery to treat the most common form of childhood kidney cancer, called Wilms' tumour, require less treatment and experience fewer long...

Suspected environmental link to children's cancers

Substances present in the environment may trigger certain rare kinds of childhood cancer, according to a new study1 by Cancer Research UK scientists in Manchester.

Gene discovery could lead to new treatments for childhood cancer

Cancer Research UK-funded scientists have identified two genes linked to Wilms' tumour - a type of childhood kidney cancer - according to research published in Clinical...

Molecular test for cancer relapse in UK children

A molecular marker used in America to predict whether children with a form of kidney cancer, called Wilms' tumour, are more likely to relapse than other children, could be...

Protein ‘block’ kills childhood cancer cells

An experimental drug that blocks an essential cell protein could be used to treat Wilms' tumour, a childhood cancer that affects the kidneys.