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Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome

Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome is a congenital growth disorder that cause large body size, large organs and other symptoms. It can increase a child’s risk of certain childhood cancers including Wilms’ tumor and hepatoblastoma.

Latest Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome grants

Jennifer Kalish, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Pennsylvania
Young Investigator Grants, Awarded 2013

Latest Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome blog posts

When Lilly faced surgery after relapsing, her family made the decision to donate extra tumor tissue to research instead of throwing it away. 

“We hope that Lilly’s neuroblastoma tumor can be some small part of helping other children who... more
Every day, everywhere, children are diagnosed with cancer. Right now, children are in hospitals receiving frontline treatment following a diagnosis. Other children are beginning a clinical trial following a relapse. Still others face long-... more
Last year, we shared the story of 14-year-old Eden Green, who loves to take photos and dance. Eden was in treatment for a form of childhood cancer so rare, that doctors did not have a clinical name for it. After 4 months of treatment on a... more