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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sargun Singh Walia M.B.B.S.[2],Shanshan Cen, M.D. [3]


Common risk factors in the development of wilms tumor include familial wilms tumor, congenital anomalies, WT-1 related syndromes and WT2-related syndromes. Less common risk factors in the development of wilms tumor include perlman syndrome, simpson-golabi-ehemel syndrome, Sotos syndrome, 9q22.3 microdeletion syndrome, Bloom syndrome, li-fraumeni syndrome and Alagille syndrome.

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