This complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) information summary provides an overview of the use of acupuncture as a treatment for individuals with cancer or cancer-related disorders. The summary includes a brief history of acupuncture practice, a review of laboratory and animal studies, the results of clinical observations and trials, and possible side effects of acupuncture therapy. Information presented in some sections of the summary can also be found in tables located at the end of those...
Added text about the results of an analysis of Wilms tumor patients in the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results database that found that adults had a statistically worse overall survival than pediatric patients. Also added text to state that the investigators recommended that all adult patients diagnosed with Wilms tumor should undergo lymph node sampling and that there should be close collaboration with pediatric surgeons and oncologists in treatment planning (cited Kalapurakal et al. as reference 9, Reinhard et al. as reference 10, and Ali et al. as reference 11).
Added text to state that while little is known about the biology of clear cell sarcoma of the kidney, the t(10;17)(q22;p13) translocation has been reported in clear cell sarcoma of the kidney. As a result of the translocation, the YWHAE-FAM22 fusion transcript is formed; this was detected in 12% of clear cell sarcoma of the kidney cases in one series (cited O'Meara et al. as reference 16).
Treatment of Wilms Tumor
Added text about the results from a series of 49 patients with Wilms tumor who received preoperative therapy according to the SIOP-93-01 guidelines, and how the timing of surgery was determined when there was no longer imaging evidence of tumor regression (cited Sudour et al. as reference 15).
Added Adults with Wilms tumor as a new subsection.
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