Relapse-free and overall survival in patients with pathologic stage II nonseminomatous germ cell cancer treated with etoposide and cisplatin adjuvant chemotherapy
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
Two cycles of adjuvant EP is highly effective in preventing relapse in patients with pathologic stage II pN1 and pN2 NSGCT. An alternative treatment strategy is surveillance with full-course chemotherapy at relapse. Because there is a higher risk of relapse for patients with pN2 disease, these patients are offered adjuvant chemotherapy.