Germ Cell Tumours III

Edited by

  • W.G. Jones, Yorkshire Regional Cancer Organisation, Cookridge Hospital, Leeds, UK
  • P. Harnden, Department of Histopathology, The General Infirmary at Leeds, Leeds, UK
  • I. Appleyard, Airedale General Hospital, Keighley, UK

The last decade has seen dramatically improved understanding of the nature and behaviour of Germ Cell Tumours, as well as improved therapeutic outcomes. This volume contains `state of the art' summaries on a variety of interest areas discussed at the Third Germ Cell Tumour Conference, Leeds, in September 1993. Subject areas covered epidemiology, aetiology, pathology, molecular genetics, surgery and medical oncology. Specific attention was paid to germ cell tumours in children, embryology and mal-descent of the testis, carcinoma-in-situ, seminoma, prognostic factors, cerebral metastases, treatment strategies (including chemotherapy dose intensification and autologous bone marrow transplantation), and supportive therapies for those with such tumours, who can now expect a high probability of cure.
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For consultants, medical staff and laboratory scientists with an interest in epidemiology, aetiology, pathology, molecular genetics, surgery and medical oncology.


Book information

  • Published: June 1994
  • Imprint: PERGAMON
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-042198-8

Table of Contents

Selected papers: Embryological mechanisms of maldescent and tumourigenesis (J.M. Hutson et al.). Pathology and cytogenetics of germ cell tumours in children (F. Raafat). Contralateral biopsies in patients with testicular germ cell tumour - the German experience (K.-P. Dieckmann, V. Loy). Molecular genetics in germ cell tumours (R.S.K. Chaganti et al.). The Wilms' tumour 1 gene in testicular cancer patients (K. Heimdal et al.). Chemotherapy of seminoma (A. Horwich). Good risk chemotherapy trials for patients with advanced germ cell tumours: the MSKCC experience (T.A. Murray et al.). Prognostic factors in disseminated non-seminomatous testicular cancer (R. de Wit et al.). Management of central nervous system metastases in patients with disseminated germ cell tumours (C.R. Nichols). Salvage chemotherapy and autologous bone marrow transplantation: 9-year experience at Institut Gustave-Roussy (S. Culine et al.). Late side effects in patients treated for testicular cancer (N. Aass, S.D. Fosså). Is there any relationship between vasectomy and testicular cancer? (I. Appleyard). Germ cell tumours and carcinoma in situ of the testis detected by fine needle biopsy (J.O. Grosse et al.).

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