Testicular Cancer

Primary retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for metastatic non-seminomatous germ cell tumours: outcomes and adjuvant chemotherapy.

To compare the outcomes and treatment burden of primary retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (pRPLND) alone versus pRPLND + adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) in patients with pathological stage II (PSII) non-seminomatous germ cell tumours (NSGCT).

Primary Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection as Treatment for Low-volume Metastatic Seminoma in a Population-based Cohort: The Swedish Norwegian Testicular Cancer Group Experience.

There is an unmet need to avoid long-term morbidity associated with standard cytotoxic treatment for low-volume metastatic seminoma. Our aim was to assess the oncological efficacy and surgical safety of retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) as treatment in a population-based cohort of metastatic seminoma patients with limited retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy.

Survival of stage III non-seminoma testis cancer patients versus simulated controls, according to race/ethnicity.

It is unknown whether 5-year overall survival (OS) differs and to what extent between the American Joint Committee on Cancer stage III non-seminoma testicular germ cell tumor (NS-TGCT) patients and simulated age-matched male population-based controls, according to race/ethnicity groups.

Contemporary Role of Radiation Therapy in Testicular Cancer.

Testicular cancer is a rare but curable male malignancy. Seminoma represents the majority of germ cell tumors and is considered radiation sensitive. Radiation treatment plays a role in adjuvant therapy after orchiectomy of stage I, IIA, and IIB seminomas.

MicroRNA for Prediction of Teratoma and Viable Germ Cell Tumor after Chemotherapy.

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are emerging as highly sensitive and specific markers for testicular germ cell tumors (GCTs) across the spectrum of disease. However, their utility in specific clinical scenarios requires further study.

Unilateral Post-Chemotherapy Robot-Assisted Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection for Stage II Non-Seminomatous Germ Cell Tumors: Sexual and Reproductive Outcomes.

We aimed to report sexual and reproductive outcomes following post-chemotherapy robot-assisted retroperitoneal unilateral lymph node dissection (PC-rRPLND) for non-seminomatous germ cell tumors (NSGCTs) at a high-volume cancer center.

Testicular Cancer Survivorship and Fertility Preservation.

Testicular cancer disproportionally affects men of reproductive age making fertility an important aspect of testicular cancer survivorship. Men with testicular cancer have more semen parameter abnormalities and a higher incidence of infertility compared to the general population.

Regionalization of Testis Cancer Care-Is It Necessary?

Testicular germ cell tumors are rare genitourinary malignancies, but they represent the most common malignancies in men aged 15 to 30 years. Whereas the initial steps of management such as staging imaging studies, inguinal orchiectomy, and tumor marker can be performed elsewhere, the surgical and cytotoxic therapy needs to be done at reference centers.

Germ Cell Tumor of the Testis: Lethal Subtypes of a Curable Cancer.

Germ cell tumor of the testis (GCT) is a curable cancer even when it is widely metastatic; however, outcomes can differ based on tumor histology. Chemo-resistance in certain phenotypes, such as teratoma and yolk sac tumor, contributes to poor clinical outcomes in some patients with GCT.

A Multicenter Evaluation of Treatment-Associated Changes in Body Composition in Men with Germ Cell Tumors (GCT) of the Testis: Implications for Adverse Events and Complications.

To characterize changes in body composition following cytotoxic chemotherapy for germ cell carcinoma of the testis (GCT) and quantify associations between body composition metrics and chemotherapy-associated adverse events (AEs) and post-retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) complications.