Studying Wilms tumor survivors – Fred Hutch is home to the statistical center for the National Wilms Tumor Study. The study researches late effects of radiation and chemotherapy. It has used clinical trials to reduce radiation treatment doses, improve survival rates, minimize side effects and make treatment less expensive. The statistical center houses the world’s largest collection of clinical information on Wilms tumor and tracks more than 6,000 survivors. Learn more >
Investigating childhood cancer survival – Fred Hutch is also home to the national Childhood Cancer Survival Study’s Statistics and Data Center, which is tracking the long-tem effects of several forms of children’s cancer, including Wilms Tumor.
Identifying complications – Through the Hutch’s work with the National Wilms Tumor Study, researchers have documented: the long-term complications or “late effects” of chemotherapy and radiation treatment on skeletal and muscle development; the development of secondary tumors at relatively young ages; and poor pregnancy outcomes for female patients.