Long term unmaintained remissions after aggressive multidisciplinary treatment of advanced nonseminomatous testicular germ cell tumors

R. W. Carey, S. A. Weitzman, E. W. Wilkins, A. M. Chu, G. R. Prout

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Abstract

Five patients with disseminated non-seminomatous testicular germ cell tumors are described. These patients have been clinically free of disease for 25 to more than 99 mth and may be cured, since the interval after last treatment ranges from 13 to more than 76 mth. Two patients, including 1 with pure choriocarcinoma, represent chemotherapeutic successes. In 3 patients the advantages of an individualized, multidisciplinary approach with surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy are shown. The benefits of continued aggressive treatment using residual therapeutic modalities despite prior failure with other therapy are documented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)597-600
Number of pages4
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume118
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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