New Treatment Approach Significantly Improves Outcomes for Pediatric Patients with Kidney Cancer

A new approach to treating children diagnosed with bilateral Wilms tumors (BWT) significantly improved event-free survival (EFS), or the length of time a patient does not experience complications or recurrence of cancer following treatment, and overall survival (OS) rates after four years when compared to historical rates, according to a Children’s Oncology Group study published in the September issue of the Annals of Surgery.