Wilm's Tumor is a cancer of the kidney that often occurs in children. While the kidney is developing, some cells begin growing out of control resulting in a mass called a Wilm's Tumor. These masses are most common in children of age three to four years, but they are not limited to this age group.
The Center is collecting samples from Wilms' patients in a clinical trial at Riley Hospital for Children, to analyze and identify specific protein biomarkers that could be beneficial for the treatment of Wilm's Tumor. Throughout chemotherapy, and for several months afterwards, a small amount of extra blood is collected each time blood is routinely drawn. For more information about this trial, please contact Joy Rupenthal at (317) 274-4415.