Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumors (DSRCT) Treatment

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Tailor-Made Treatment for Your Child

Treatment for your child’s tumor will likely include a combination of chemotherapy, surgery, and possibly other approaches — all of which are available at MSK Kids. We’ll explain your child’s treatment and what it will involve so you understand what to expect. Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) therapy typically includes:

  • Chemotherapy first to shrink the tumor and reduce the chance that other tumors will form.
  • Surgery to remove the tumor completely. Our pediatric cancer surgeons have developed surgical techniques to completely remove DSRCTs.
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy, a very precise form of radiation therapy used for some people with DSRCT. Radiation beams of different intensities are aimed at the tumor from multiple angles to kill cancer cells while sparing nearby healthy tissue.