Wilms’ Tumour

Wilms’ tumour is a type of kidney cancer. It arises from very specialised cells known as nephroblasts, which are involved in the development of the kidneys when the child is in the womb. These cells usually disappear at birth. In children with Wilms’ tumour they can still be found. It was named after Dr Max Wilms who first described it, and is also known as nephroblastoma.