Etoposide and cisplatin adjuvant therapy for patients with pathologic stage II germ cell tumors
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
A treatment program that consists of two cycles of EP is effective in preventing relapses in patients with completely resected pathologic stage N2b and N3 NSGCT. The likelihood of relapse without adjuvant cisplatin-containing chemotherapy in this group has been shown to be greater than 50%. As has been demonstrated in patients with disseminated germ cell tumor (GCT), EP can be considered a therapeutic option in the adjuvant setting for completely resected N2b and N3 NSGCT.