Saudi Oncology Society and Saudi Urology Association combined clinical management guidelines for testicular germ cell tumors, "Beyond the Abstract," by Danny Monther Rabah

BERKELEY, CA (UroToday.com) - Testicular cancer is a rare disease. A total of 78 cases were diagnosed in Saudi Arabia in 2010. With an age-standardized rate of 0.8 cases/100 000 it represents 1.7% of all diagnosed cancer in Saudi males. Owing to the rarity of the disease and the need for a multidisciplinary approach in managing testis cancer, the group recommended that all testicular cancer cases should be managed in tertiary care centers.

In this report, updated guidelines for the evaluation as well as medical and surgical management of germ cell tumors of testes are presented. They are categorized according the stage of the disease using the TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours (TNM) staging system, 7th edition. The recommendations are presented with supporting levels of evidence.

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Danny Monther Rabah as part of Beyond the Abstract on UroToday.com. This initiative offers a method of publishing for the professional urology community. Authors are given an opportunity to expand on the circumstances, limitations etc... of their research by referencing the published abstract.

Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, King Khalid University Hospital, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Princess Al-Johora Al-Ibrahim Centre for Cancer Research (Uro-Oncology Research Chair), King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Oncology Society and Saudi Urology Association combined clinical management guidelines for testicular germ cell tumors - Abstract

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