Marker (+) CNS germ cell tumors in remission: Are surveillance MRI scans necessary? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Biomarkers, Tumor
  • Central Nervous System Neoplasms
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal

abstract

  • Patients with CNS germ cell tumors who present with elevated serum tumor markers at diagnosis and achieve a complete biochemical and radiological remission may not need surveillance MRI scans to monitor for recurrence, but MRI scans may be considered to monitor for secondary malignancy. If other series replicate these findings, surveillance via monitoring of serum tumor markers only could be done and omission or reduction of the frequency of surveillance MRI scans could save a significant amount of money.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/pbc.24888

PubMed ID

  • 24375894

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 853

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 61

number

  • 5