Mayo Clinic's approach to Wilms' tumor care

Mayo Clinic in Minnesota ranks among the Best Hospitals for urology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings.

At Mayo Clinic Children's Center, you can expect the best care for your child from our multispecialty team of pediatric experts on Wilms' tumor.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo's experienced team of pediatric specialists work together to create a customized treatment plan for your child. Team members include pediatric urologists, pediatric oncologists, pediatric surgeons, pediatric anesthesiologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, kidney pathologists, pediatric nurse practitioners, pediatric nurses, child life specialists, social workers and others as needed. Genetic testing and counseling are done when relevant.

Full range of treatment options

Mayo Clinic experts will work with you to review all of your child's treatment options. The range of treatments offered for children with Wilms' tumor includes surgery (partial or total nephrectomy), chemotherapy and radiation.

Access to the latest technology

When appropriate, Mayo Clinic offers minimally invasive surgery, which includes laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. Robotic surgery enables the surgeon to visualize the procedure in much greater detail and work in tight spaces where human hands don't fit. Mayo Clinic's new Proton Beam Therapy Program provides highly targeted precision beam therapy, destroying cancer while sparing healthy tissue.

Early-phase clinical trial opportunities

Mayo Clinic doctors are active in kidney cancer research, including Wilms' tumor, which gives patients a chance to enroll in clinical trials to try the latest treatment innovations.

Continuity of care

Mayo Clinic provides lifelong care, so children who have cancer can transition to adult care for follow-up as they age. This is especially important for those who had chemotherapy, to monitor for and treat any long-term effects.

Conocimientos y categorías

El enfoque de equipo de Mayo Clinic consta de especialistas en pediatría sumamente capacitados que tratan a niños con tumor de Wilms.

Mayo Clinic is consistently recognized by external organizations for providing outstanding patient care. These endorsements reinforce our commitment to providing expert care, tailored to the needs of each patient with Wilms' tumor.

Mayo Clinic in Minnesota ranks among the Best Hospitals for urology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings.

  • Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Children's Oncology Group (COG) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). Mayo Clinic is a member of COG, a national group of institutions dedicated to children's cancer research, and NCCN. Your child can receive coordinated diagnosis and treatment based on the latest research.
  • Pediatric specialists. Mayo Clinic's multispecialty team consists of pediatric specialists highly skilled in treating children with Wilms' tumor — including pediatric urologists, pediatric oncologists, pediatric surgeons, radiation oncologists, pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric nurses, child life specialists and other pediatric experts.
  • Complex cases. Mayo Clinic has the surgical and medical expertise to treat even the most complex cases of Wilms' tumor. For example, if the tumor involves the inferior vena cava or the heart, pediatric specialists, adult uro-oncologists, adult vascular and cardiovascular surgeons and other experts work as a team to plan and perform surgery for this complicated problem.

Ubicaciones, viajes y alojamiento

Para obtener más información sobre las visitas a Mayo Clinic, consulta el campus de Mayo Clinic en Minnesota.

Aug. 16, 2017
  1. Ritchey ML, et al. Pediatric urologic oncology: Renal and adrenal (Oncología urológica pediátrica: renal y suprarrenal). En: Campbell-Walsh Urology (Urología Campbell-Walsh). 11.ª ed., Filadelfia, Pa.: Elsevier; 2016. Último acceso: 13 de enero de 2017.
  2. Ferri FF. Nephroblastoma (Nefroblastoma). En: Ferri's Clinical Advisor (Consejos clínicos de Ferri). Filadelfia, Pa.: Elsevier; 2017. Último acceso: 13 de enero de 2017.
  3. Kieran K, et al. Current surgical standards of care in Wilms tumor (Estándares de atención quirúrgica actuales para el tumor de Wilms). Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations (Oncología urológica: seminarios e investigaciones originales). 2016;34:13.
  4. Al-Hussain T, et al. Wilms tumor: An update (Tumor de Wilms: actualización). Advances in Anatomic Pathology (Avances en patología anatómica). 2014;21:166.
  5. Cost NG, et al. Oncologic outcomes of partial versus radical nephrectomy for unilateral Wilms tumor (Resultados oncológicos de la nefrectomía parcial en comparación con la nefrectomía radical para el tumor de Wilms unilateral). Pediatric Blood & Cancer (Hematología y oncología pediátricas). 2012;58:898.
  6. Lubahn JD, et al. Correlation between preoperative staging computerized tomography and pathological findings after nodal sampling in children with Wilms tumor (Correlación entre la tomografía computarizada para la estadificación preoperatoria y los hallazgos patológicos después del muestreo nodal en niños con tumor de Wilms). Journal of Urology (Revista de Urología). 2012;188:1500.
  7. Cost NG, et al. Pathological review of Wilms tumor nephrectomy specimens and potential implications for nephron sparing surgery in Wilms tumor (Análisis patológico de especímenes de nefrectomía por tumor de Wilms y las posibles consecuencias de la cirugía conservadora de nefronas en el tumor de Wilms). Journal of Urology (Revista de Urología). 2012;188:1506.
  8. Wilms tumor (Tumor de Wilms). Sociedad Americana Contra el Cáncer (American Cancer Society). Último acceso: 13 de enero de 2017.
  9. Chintagumpala M, et al. Presentation, diagnosis, and staging of Wilms tumor (Presentación, diagnóstico y estadificación del tumor de Wilms). Último acceso: 14 de enero de 2017.
  10. Chintagumpala M, et al. Treatment and prognosis of Wilms tumor (Tratamiento y prognosis del tumor de Wilms). Último acceso: 16 de enero de 2017.
  11. Children with cancer: A handbook for parents (Niños con cáncer: una guía para padres). Instituto Nacional del Cáncer (National Cancer Institute). Último acceso: 16 de enero de 2017.
  12. AskMayoExpert. Wilms tumor (Tumor de Wilms). Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2016.
  13. Granberg CF (opinión de un experto). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. 1 de marzo de 2017.
  14. Arndt CA (opinión de un experto). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. 1 de febrero de 2017.
  15. Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina (National Library of Medicine). Your guide to understanding genetic conditions: Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (Guía para comprender las afecciones genéticas: síndrome de Beckwith-Wiedemann). Genetics Home Reference (Referencia de Genética para el Hogar). Último acceso: 2 de febrero de 2017.