Wilm's Tumor

Alice V. Cheuk, MSIV
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Last Modified: November 16, 2003

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Wilm's Tumor

Wilms' Tumor is the most common abdominal tumor in children and hence an important topic in Pediatric Oncology. Because it is a malignancy that occurs in the young, aggressive approaches have been sought to increase chances of cure with low morbidity.

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This presentation goes over some basic information about Wilm's Tumor, but focuses on the studies that have refined therapeutic approaches to this malignancy.

Originally given as an oral presentation at the University of Maryland, Department of Radiation Oncology.


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