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Advances in the Biosciences, Volume 91: Germ Cell Tumours III documents the proceedings of the Third Germ Cell Tumor Conference held in Leeds, UK on September 8-10, 1993. This book focuses on germ cell tumors, which can be cancerous or non-cancerous tumors that normally occur inside the gonads. The topics discussed include the embryological mechanisms of maldescent and tumorigenesis; epidemiology of cryptorchidism; simultaneous bilateral testicular tumors; and mediastinal germ cell tumors. The classification of germ cell tumors; role of positron emission tomography in the assessment of germ cell tumors; chemotherapy of seminoma; and prognostic factors in disseminated non-seminomatous testicular cancer are also elaborated in this text. This publication is intended for medical students and individuals interested in germ cell tumors.

Table of Contents

Embryological Mechanisms of Maldescent and Tumorigenesis The Epidemiological Association between Undescended Testis, Inguinal Hernia and Testicular Cancer: Results from the U.K. National Case-Control Study of Testicular Cancer The Epidemiology of Cryptorchidism: Results from the John Radcliffe Hospital Cryptorchidism Study Maldescent and Cryptorchidism: A Rational Approach to Management Recent Progress in Research on CIS in Adults. Biological Aspects and Screening Simultaneous Bilateral Testicular Tumors Are Pediatric Germ Cell Tumors Germ Cell Tumors? Pathology and Cytogenetics of Germ Cell Tumors in Children UKCCSG Studies of Pediatric Germ Cell Tumors Changing Pattern of Incidence and Survival in Children with Germ Cell Tumors (GCTs) Testicular Non-Seminomatous Germ Cell Tumor (TGMnS) French Society of Pediatric Oncology Experience (SFOP), 1985-1989 Chemotherapy Associated Toxicity in Patients with Malignant Non Testicular Germ Cell Tumors (MNGCTs). Comparison of MAKEI 83/86 and MAKEI 89 Germ Cell Tumors in Children: A Report of 84 Cases Pediatric Germ Cell Tumors in the West Midlands Health Authority Region (WMHAR): Increasing Incidence and Pattern of Geographical Distribution Gonadotrophin and Sex Hormone Levels in Testis Cancer Patients with and without Carcinoma In Situ of the Contralateral Testis Contralateral Biopsies in Patients with Testicular Germ Cell Tumor - The German Experience Seminal Fluid Analysis and Carcinoma-In-Situ of the Testis Abdominal CT Scans in Patients with Retroperitoneal Germ Cell Tumors with or without Carcinoma In Situ The Value of Testicular Biopsy as a Screening Procedure for Future Malignant Germ Cell Tumors in Infertile Men Inter-phase Cytogenetics of Testicular Germ Cell Tumors: Clonal Origin of Seminoma and Nonseminoma Components in Combined Tumors Growth of Human Seminoma Cells on STO Feeder Depends on Phenotype, Presence of Fetal Calf Serum and Added Growth Factors Molecular Genetics in Germ Cel

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No. of pages:
480
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1994
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
Print ISBN:
9780080421988
Electronic ISBN:
9781483278384