Phelps HM, Al-Jadiry MF, Corbitt NM, Pierce JM, Li B, Wei Q, Flores RR, Correa H, Uccini S, Frangoul H, Alsaadawi AR, Al-Badri SAF, Al-Darraji AF, Al-Saeed RM, Al-Hadad SA, Lovvorn III HN. Molecular and epidemiologic characterization of Wilms tumor from Baghdad, Iraq. World journal of pediatrics : WJP. 2018 Dec;14(14). 585-593. PMID: 30155617 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC6236303 NIHMSID: NIHMS1505072.
Wilms tumor (WT) is the most common childhood kidney cancer worldwide, yet its incidence and clinical behavior vary according to race and access to adequate healthcare resources. To guide and streamline therapy in the war-torn and resource-constrained city of Baghdad, Iraq, we conducted a first-ever molecular analysis of 20 WT specimens to characterize the biological features of this lethal disease within this challenged population.