Solid Tumours

Information on solid tumours, such as tumours of the sympathetic nervous system (neuroblastoma), soft tissue sarcomas (rhabdomyosarcoma), kidney tumours (Wilms Tumour or nephroblastoma, respectively), germ cell tumours, eye tumours (retinoblastoma), bone tumours (osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma) and liver tumours (hepatoblastoma and carcinoma) in children and adolescents

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Other solid tumours

Solid tumours are solid, at first localised lesions that form a swelling. They can originate from any tissue, organ or organ system, respectively. Solid tumours can be benign or malignant. Following brain tumours (tumours of the central nervous system), most frequent are tumours of the sympathetic nervous system (neuroblastoma) accounting for 7 %, soft tissue sarcomas (especially rhabdomyosarcoma) with 6 %, and kidney tumours (Wilms tumour or nephroblastoma, respectively) accounting for about 5 % of all cancers in children and teenagers. Less frequent are germ cell tumours, eye tumours (retinoblastoma), bone tumours (osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma) and liver tumours (hepatoblastoma and carcinoma).

Information for patients or family members

Here, you will find information on the most frequent solid tumours in children and teenagers.

Trials / Registries

Almost all European children and teenagers
with solid tumours are treated according to standardised protocols based on clinical trials or registry recommendations. Currently active trials / registries:

Literature and work material

Treatment guidelines, follow-up plans,
guidelines for aftercare, checklists and more can be found here

For more reading

you will find a selection of additional patient information on solid tumours provided by external sources in English here: