Solid Tumors in Children

Harold M. Maurer

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DURING the past two decades substantial progress has been made in the treatment of pediatric solid tumors. Improved survival is accounted for by a better understanding of the natural history of the various tumors, improved histologic classifications, new technics to define extent of disease accurately, effective chemotherapy and improved radiation, surgical and supportive therapies. The purpose of this report is to review some of the common childhood tumors, emphasizing current management and investigations. Wilms’ Tumor Wilms’ tumor is the most common intra-abdominal tumor of childhood. The median age at diagnosis is approximately 3 1/2 years. Approximately 95 per cent of.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1345-1348
Number of pages4
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 14 1978
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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