Testicular cancer is an uncommon malignancy, accounting for about 1% of all cancers in men. However, it represents the most common solid neoplasm in young adult males. Germ cell tumors are one of the most curable of all neoplasms, even in the metastatic setting. They are extremely sensitive to cisplatin-based combination chemotherapy, and surgical resection of residual disease has been shown to improve outcomes further. By combining chemotherapy, surgery, and sometimes radiotherapy, the vast majority of patients can now be cured. Testicular cancer has become a model for a curable neoplasm.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Essentials and Updates in Urologic Oncology (2 Volume Set)|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||24|
|State||Published - 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)