NCI Definition: An embryonal neoplasm characterized by the presence of epithelial, mesenchymal, and blastema components. The vast majority of cases arise from the kidney. A small number of cases with morphologic features resembling Wilms tumor of the kidney have been reported arising from the ovary and the cervix. [1]

Wilms tumors most frequently harbor alterations in TP53, MYCN, APC, WT1, and FGFR1 [2].

Most Commonly Altered Genes in Wilms Tumor

TP53 Mutation, TP53 c.217-c.1178 Missense, TP53 c.142-c.212 Missense, TP53 c.1-c.137 Missense, and TP53 Missense are the most common alterations in Wilms tumor [2].

Top Alterations in Wilms Tumor

Disease Details

Wilms' Tumor, Wilms tumor (Nephroblastoma)
Malignant Mixed Neoplasm
Kidney Wilms Tumor


1. National Cancer Institute. NCI Thesaurus Version 18.11d. https://ncit.nci.nih.gov/ncitbrowser/ [2018-08-28]. [2018-09-21].

2. The AACR Project GENIE Consortium. AACR Project GENIE: powering precision medicine through an international consortium. Cancer Discovery. 2017;7(8):818-831. Dataset Version 4. This dataset does not represent the totality of the genetic landscape; see paper for more information.

3. All assertions and clinical trial landscape data are curated from primary sources. You can read more about the curation process here.