At the Canadian Testis Cancer Workshop, the multidisciplinary management of testis cancer care was discussed. The two-day workshop involved urologists, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, physician's assistants, residents, fellows, nurses, patients, and patient advocacy group members. This review summarizes the discussion regarding clinical dilemmas in local and regional testis cancer. We present cases that highlight the need for a coordinated approach to individualize care. Overarching themes include the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to testis cancer, willingness to involve a high-volume experienced center, and given that the oncological outcomes are excellent, a reminder that clinical decisions need to prioritize selecting a strategy with the least treatment-related morbidity when safe to do so.
Canadian Urological Association journal = Journal de l'Association des urologues du Canada. 2020 Sep 18 [Epub ahead of print]
Gregory J Nason, Ricardo A Rendon, Lori Wood, Robert A Huddart, Peter Albers, Lawrence H Einhorn, Craig R Nichols, Christian Kollmannsberger, Lynn Anson-Cartwright, Padraig Warde, Michael A S Jewett, Peter Chung, Philippe L Bedard, Aaron R Hansen, Robert J Hamilton
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