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Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 May;61(5):919-21. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24793. Epub 2013 Oct 3.

Favorable outcome of patients affected by rhabdoid tumors due to rhabdoid tumor predisposition syndrome (RTPS).

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Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, University Medical Center Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany.

Abstract

Rhabdoid tumor predisposition syndrome is usually associated with shorter survival in patients with malignant rhabdoid tumors regardless of anatomical origin. Here we present four children harboring truncating heterozygous SMARCB1/INI1 germline mutations with favorable outcome. All four patients received multi-modality treatment, three according to therapeutic recommendations by the EU-RHAB registry, two without radiotherapy, and mean event-free survival accounts for 7 years. In conclusion, intensive treatment with curative intent is justified for children with rhabdoid tumors even if an underlying rhabdoid predisposition syndrome is demonstrated.

KEYWORDS:

SMARCB1 germline mutation; atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor; treatment outcome

PMID:
24123847
DOI:
10.1002/pbc.24793
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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