Complete remission in refractory anaplastic adult wilms' tumor treated with cisplatin and etoposide

Joseph A. Sparano, Peter H. Wiernik, J. Bruce Beckwith, Sumi Mitsudo

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A 61‐year‐old woman underwent a left radical nephrectomy for Stage II anaplastic Wilms' tumor. She received no adjuvant therapy. One year later computerized tomography (CT) of the abdomen revealed a mass in the left renal fossa and retroperitoneal adenopathy. A CT‐guided needle biopsy was nondiagnostic. The patient had progressive disease after treatment with dactinomycin, doxorubicin, and vincristine, but achieved a complete response after treatment with cisplatin and etoposide. The therapy of Wilms' tumor in adults is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)956-959
Number of pages4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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