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Incidence of Wilms Tumor in Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome

Institution: 
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Researcher(s): 
Jessica Griff
Grant Type: 
POST Program Grants
Year Awarded: 
2019
Type of Childhood Cancer: 
Wilms Tumor
Project Description: 

Mentor: Dr. Garrett Brodeur

Jessica will focus on understanding histology and pathology of tumors and cancer predisposition. In collaboration with the BWS Registry team, she will be mentored by  Dr. Jennifer Kalish and Dr. Garrett Brodeur to focus on chart review of patients with Wilms tumors and the timing and staging of cancer. This work will enable her to simultaneously engage with patients and work on research projects, which help understand their cancer development and improve the quality of their care.