UT Southwestern researchers find new gene mutations for Wilms Tumor
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Medical Center, Dallas, have made significant progress in defining new genetic causes of Wilms tumor, a type of kidney cancer found only in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 5, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mutations in a gene essential for cell regulation cause kidney cancer in children
(Institute of Cancer Research) Mutations in a gene that helps regulate when genes are switched on and off in cells have been found to cause rare cases of Wilms tumor, the most common kidney cancer occurring in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Gene linked to pediatric kidney cancer suggests new strategies for kidney regeneration
(Boston Children's Hospital) Nearly one-third of cases of Wilms tumor, a pediatric cancer of the kidney, are linked to a gene called Lin28, according to research from Boston Children's Hospital. Mice engineered to express Lin28 in their kidneys developed Wilms tumor, which regressed when Lin28 was withdrawn, indicating that strategies aimed at blocking or deactivating the gene hold therapeutic promise. Studies also suggest that controlled expression of Lin28 can promote kidney development and therefore may hold clues to regeneration of damaged adult kidneys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 13, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

IsoRay Announces World's First Pediatric Cesium-131 Seeded Mesh Treatment for Metastatic Wilms Tumor
Cesium-131 Implants Used to Provide Needed Radiation to Treat This Aggressive Cancer RICHLAND, WA--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - IsoRay Inc. (NYSE MKT: ISR) (http://www.isoray.com/), a medical technology company and innovator in seed brachyth... Devices, OncologyIsoRay, brachytherapy, Cesium-131, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 19, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

This is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Wilms tumor is a form of kidney cancer that affects children. About 1,400 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in Canada. The Kidney Cancer Association hosts http://www.WilmsKids.com and provides information and support for families dealing with this malignancy.09/09/2013 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - September 9, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Get on the map!
Join KidneyCancer.ME to meet other families near you that are dealing with renal cancers. Sign up with Facebook. Once you're a part of the newest virtual community for those whose lives have been touched by kidney cancer (including Wilms tumor that affects children), you'll be able to see yourself and others on a map. Then, you may connect with others in your neighborhood or across the nation that are dealing with renal cancers. In the Forum section you can initiate topical discussions on any aspect of kidney cancer that interests you. Get on the map today atwww.KidneyCancer.Me.10/22/2012 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - October 22, 2012 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Get on the map!
Join KidneyCancer.ME to meet other families near you that are dealing with renal cancers. Sign up with Facebook. Once you're a part of the newest virtual community for those whose lives have been touched by kidney cancer (including Wilms tumor that affects children), you'll be able to see yourself and others on a map. Then, you may connect with others in your neighborhood or across the nation that are dealing with renal cancers. In the Forum section you can initiate topical discussions on any aspect of kidney cancer that interests you. Get on the map today at www.KidneyCancer.Me. 10/22/2012 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - October 22, 2012 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Get on the map!
Join KidneyCancer.ME to meet other families near you that are dealing with renal cancers. Sign up with Facebook. Once you're a part of the newest virtual community for those whose lives have been touched by kidney cancer (including Wilms tumor that affects children), you'll be able to see yourself and others on a map. Then, you may connect with others in your neighborhood or across the nation that are dealing with renal cancers. In the Forum section you can initiate topical discussions on any aspect of kidney cancer that interests you. Get on the map today atwww.KidneyCancer.Me.10/22/2012 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - October 22, 2012 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Rare Wilms' Tumor Case Surfaces in Macomb County
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Source: Kidney Cancer Association - April 26, 2012 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Summaries: International Kidney Cancer Symposium
Conclusion: there is no increased risk of doing the lymph node dissection early on. Dr. Eggener-CON  Basics Lymph node dissections rarely done, even for large tumors, because there is no proven therapeutic or staging benefit for low risk patients.  A Mayo study revealed no data showing therapeutic benefit in high risk patients.  For clinically node negative high risk patients, there is staging value but no proven therapeutic benefit. Rate of positive nodes is associated with stage and grade; the higher the stage and grade, the more likely there will be positive nodes.  A tumor> 10 cm w...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - November 29, 2011 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news