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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


Denys-Drash syndrome  listen  (deh-NEES-drash SIN-drome)

  A rare disorder that causes kidney failure before age 3, abnormal development of the sexual organs, and, in most cases, Wilms tumor (a type of kidney cancer). Children with Denys-Drash syndrome are also at high risk of some other types of cancer. Also called DDS.