Recommendations for surveillance and follow-up of men with testicular germ cell tumors: a multidisciplinary consensus conference by the Italian Germ cell cancer Group and the Associazione Italiana di Oncologia Medica.

No compelling evidence is available about surveillance and follow-up of patients with testicular germ cell tumour (TGCT).

In the light of the best clinical evidence, the Italian Germ cell cancer Group (IGG) and the Associazione Italiana di Oncologia Medica (AIOM) set up a multidisciplinary national consensus conference, involving 42 leading experts and 3 TGCT survivors. A minimum of 50% of votes was required in order to achieve a consensus recommendation on 29 questions.

Recommendations have been summarized in three tables, divided by stage I seminoma, stage I nonseminoma and the advanced disease, which may be useful for clinicians to appropriately choose the clinical investigation and its timing during the surveillance and follow-up of TGCT patients based on an accurate estimation of their risk of disease relapse.

The IGG-AIOM consensus recommendations may help clinicians to choose appropriate clinical investigations for the surveillance and follow-up of TGCT patients.

Critical reviews in oncology/hematology. 2019 Mar 20 [Epub]

Giuseppe Luigi Banna, Nicola Nicolai, Giovannella Palmieri, Margaret Ottaviano, Luca Balzarini, Domenico Barone, Umberto Basso, Alessandro Bavila, Filippo Bertoni, Fabrizio Calliada, Tommaso Cai, Gianpaolo Carrafiello, Caterina Condello, Luigi Da Pozzo, Domenico Di Nardo, Giuseppe Fornarini, Tommaso Prayer Galetti, Andrea Garolla, Patrizia Giannatempo, Luca Guerra, Sonia La Spina, Lorenzo Malatino, Alfonso Marchiano', Mirko Monti, Francesco Filippo Morbiato, Franco Morelli, Franco Nole', Silvia Palazzi, Giuseppe Procopio, Giovanni Rosti, Cosimo Sacco, Andrea Salvetti, Roberto Salvioni, Teodoro Sava, Simona Secondino, Samantha Serpentini, Carlo Spreafico, Ivan Matteo Tavolini, Francesca Valcamonico, Elena Verri, Paolo Zucali, Ugo De Giorgi

IGG Italian Germ cell cancer Group, Italy; AIOM - Associazione Italiana di Oncologia Medica, Italy. Electronic address: ., IGG Italian Germ cell cancer Group, Italy; SIU - Società Italiana di Urologia, Italy; AURO - Associazione Italiana Urologi Italiani, Italy., IGG Italian Germ cell cancer Group, Italy., IGG Italian Germ cell cancer Group, Italy; SIRM - Società Italiana di Radiologia Medica, Italy., AITT - Associazione Italiana Tumore Testicolo, Italy., AIRO - Associazione Italiana di Radioterapia Oncologica, Italy., SIA - Società Italiana di Andrologia, Italy., SIU - Società Italiana di Urologia, Italy; SIUrO - Società Italiana di Urologia Oncologica, Italy., AITT - Associazione Italiana Tumore Testicolo, Italy; FAVO - Federazione Italiana delle Associazioni di Volontariato in Oncologia, Italy., SIUrO - Società Italiana di Urologia Oncologica, Italy., AIMN - Associazione Italiana Medicina Nucleare e Imaging Molecolare, Italy., SIMI - Società Italiana Medicina Interna, Italy., FIMMG - Federazione Italiana Medici di Medicina Generale, Italy., AIOM - Associazione Italiana di Oncologia Medica, Italy., SIMG - Società Italiana della Medicina Generale e delle Cure Primarie, Italy., SIPO - Società Italiana di Psico-Oncologia, Italy., IGG Italian Germ cell cancer Group, Italy; AIOM - Associazione Italiana di Oncologia Medica, Italy.

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