Alice V. Cheuk, MSIV
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Ultima Vez Modificado: 16 de noviembre del 2003
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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