Wilms’ tumour is a cancer of the kidney, mostly affecting children under five. Overall survival rates are high, but there are different sub-types of Wilms’, and we can’t tell which type a child has without surgery. This project is developing advanced MRI techniques to help us diagnose accurately before operating and provide earlier, targeted treatment.
We’re funding an important project to develop advanced MRI scanning techniques, so doctors can treat childhood kidney tumours earlier, with more accuracy, and before surgery.
This research project on Wilms’ tumour has been successfully completed. Your donations allow us to fund ground-breaking research that can improve treatments given to children with cancer. Thank you. Your help allows us to continue to find ways to drive up the chances of survival for children with cancer and reduce the toxic side effects that can affect the rest of their lives.
Advanced magnetic resonance imaging for improved diagnosis and prediction of treatment response in Wilms’ tumour patients
Professor Chris Clark
University College London
London WC1N 1EH
7 October 2015