Testicular cancer Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
  • Testicular Neoplasms

abstract

  • An estimated 8090 new cases of testicular cancer were diagnosed in the United States in 2008. Although relatively uncommon overall, germ cell tumors (GCTs) constitute the most common solid tumor in men between the ages of 15 and 34 years. The worldwide incidence of these tumors has more than doubled in the past 40 years. More than 90% of patients diagnosed with GCTs are cured, including 70% to 80% of patients with advanced tumors who are treated with chemotherapy. Standard therapy has been established at essentially all stages of management and must be closely followed to ensure the potential for cure. Updates to the 2009 NCCN Guidelines include the addition of doses for single-agent carboplatin for seminoma and changes to category 1 for recommendations on radiotherapy and surveillance. © Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network 2009.

publication date

  • June 2009

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 19555582

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 672

end page

  • 93

volume

  • 7

number

  • 6