Germ Cell Tumors - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781550090826

Germ Cell Tumors

1st Edition

Authors: Derek Raghavan
Hardcover ISBN: 9781550090826
Imprint: BC Decker
Published Date: 2nd October 2003
Page Count: 402

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Table of Contents

General Considerations
1. Biology of Germ Cell Tumors
2. Epidemiology and Insights into the Occurrence and Causes of Testicular Cancer
3. Surgical Anatomy
4. Pathology
5. Presentation of Germ Cell Tumors
6. Radiological Investigations
7. Tumor Markers
8. Prognostic Factors in Disseminated Germ Cell Tumors

Management of Non-seminoma Testis Cancer
9. Surgery for Testis Cancer: Radical Orchiectomy
10. Surgery of Retroperitoneum
11. Surgery of Metastatic Disease
12. Active Surveillance for Stage 1 Non-Seminoma
13. Chemotherapy: Good Risk
14. Chemotherapy: Poor Risk
Standard Dose Therapy
15. Chemotherapy: Poor risk
High Dose Therapy
16. Salvage Chemotherapy
17. Management of Brain Metastases

Management of Seminoma of Testis
18. Radiotherapy and Surveillance for Stage A Tumors
19. Radiotherapy for Stage B Tumors
20. Chemotherapy for Stages B and C Tumors

Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumors
21. Management of Mediastinal Germ Cell Tumors
22. Management of Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumors

Pediatric Germ Cell Tumors
23. Pediatric Germ Cell Tumors

Social and Demographic Considerations
24. Resources for the Patient with Testis Cancer
25. Psychosocial Issues
26. Considerations in Terminal Care
27. Pain Management Techniques
28. Acute Toxicities of Treatment
29. Late Toxicity of Treatment


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About the Authors

Derek Raghavan Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief, Division of Oncology and Professor of Medicine and Urology University of Southern California, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA