Germ Cell Tumors

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Children's Hearing Loss From Cisplatin Chemotherapy Associated With Gene Variants  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
MedscapeThe lower ototoxicity in children with germ-cell tumors is also of interest. "This may be related to different cisplatin administration protocols for ...

Tami Griffith — Know the signs of testicular cancer  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Sky Hi Daily NewsAccording to studies, one type of Testicular Cancer — Germ cell tumors-— rose 44 percent from the mid '70s and the mid '90s. Another type of testicular ...

Wnt pathway reprogramming during human embryonal carcinoma differentiation and ...  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
7thSpace Interactive (press release)Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) are classified as seminonas or non-seminomas of which a major subset is embryonal carcinoma (EC) that can differentiate ...

What is Testicular Cancer?  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
24 MedicaThey are seminoma, which is the most common, and nonseminoma germ cell tumors. Usually testicular cancer occurs only in one testicle. ...

First-line chemotherapy of non-seminomatous germ cell tumors ...  -  ‎Aug 5, 2009‎
UroTodayGerm cell tumors (GCTs) account for the majority of testicular cancer cases occurring in men of young age and are divided into two main histologic groups,

Testicular germ cell tumors with sarcomatous components: An ...  -  ‎Aug 3, 2009‎
UroTodayThe development of sarcomatous component (SC) in testicular germ cell tumor (GCT) is an uncommon phenomenon. We searched our surgical pathology files from

Types of Ovarian Cancer Tumors  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎
Examiner.comGerm Cell Tumors – Typically seen in younger women, these tumors are started in the egg producing cells of the ovary. Stromal Tumors – These tumors are

Applied Biosystems Brings Out New Real-Time PCR Assays  -  ‎Jul 13, 2009‎
Trading Markets (press release)...the TaqMan Protein Expression Assays to analyze germ cell tumors and derived cell lines to characterize protein biomarkers for stem cell pluripotency.

Chemotherapy is of limited efficacy in the control of ...  -  ‎Jul 27, 2009‎
UroTodayTesticular intraepithelial neoplasia (TIN, also called carcinoma in situ of the testis), the precursor of testicular germ cell tumors, will progress to

Population-based Study of Perioperative Mortality After ...  -  ‎Jul 15, 2009‎
UroTodayTo determine whether retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy (RPLND) perioperative mortality (PM) rates reported from a center of excellence (Indiana University: 0%

What Is Radiotherapy? What Is Radiation Therapy?  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎
Medical News TodayExamples are leukemias, most lymphomas, and germ cell tumors. However, as leukemia is all over the body and radiation therapy cannot be beamed everywhere,

Lawrence man wants his cancer to go into remission  -  Dec 13, 2008
Canton Repository (subscription),Only 1 to 4 percent of all germ cell tumors are extragonadal, according to the Testicular Cancer Resource Center. So it is rare. Metzger said there are no

Health: A zoom into Pediatric orbital tumors  -  Dec 24, 2008
Cameroon Radio Television,Teratomas are rare congenital germ-cell tumors which arise from primordial germ cells. These tumors are characterized by the presence of ectodermal,

University of Dusseldorf Treats First Patient With New BSD-2000/3D ...  -  Dec 24, 2008
MSNBC...of hyperthermia therapy for treating children's cancers using a standard BSD-2000 for the treatment of soft tissue sarcomas and germ cell tumors.

Flies, Eggs and Sperm  -  Dec 3, 2008
W&M The Dog Street Journal,In adult flies, abnormalities in the embryonic generation of gonads are typically manifested as infertility and germ cell tumors. As Wawersik puts it: “Germ

Tallness Hikes Testicular Cancer Risk  -  Dec 10, 2008
Renal and Urology News,Albertinen-Krankenhaus, Hamburg, and colleagues compared 6415 men with germ cell tumors (GCTs) and a group of healthy-arm conscripts.

Evaluation of Scrotal Masses  -  Nov 13, 2008
AAFP News NowHistologic classification of these tumors is complex, and includes seminomas, choriocarcinoma, and a variety of teratomas, or germ cell tumors.

Expression of BLIMP1/PRMT5 and concurrent histone H2A/H4 arginine ...  -  Nov 7, 2008
7thSpace Interactive (press release),Most testicular germ cell tumors arise from intratubular germ cell neoplasia unclassified (IGCNU, also referred to as carcinoma in situ), which is thought

Prognostic Importance Of Teratoma At Time Of PC-RPLND For Patients ...  -  Jun 15, 2008
Medical News Today (press release),ORLANDO, FL ( - It is estimated that pathologic examination following post-chemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (PC-RPLND) will

Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults  -  Jul 8, 2008
Journal of American Medical Association (subscription),Sarcomas, Hodgkin disease, male and female gonadal and nongonadal germ cell tumors, and oligodendroglioma are representative of cancers with peak incidence

Cancer can't keep her from leading the class  -  Jun 25, 2008
The Oregonian -,Many types of tumors can develop on ovaries, but the kind Myers had -- malignant germ-cell tumors -- affects only 300 children a year in the US.

All about brain tumors, glioma, more  -  May 20, 2008
MyFox Springfield,...that can be benign in some cases or malignant in others, such as meningiomas (arising from the meninges or lining around the brain) or germ cell tumors.

Pesticide Metabolites Associated With Increased Risk Of Testicular ...  -  Apr 29, 2008
Science Daily (press release)ScienceDaily (Apr. 29, 2008) — Men exposed to organochlorine pesticide metabolites, such as DDE, had an increased risk of testicular germ cell tumors.

Symposium focuses on curable cancer that affects young men  -  May 14, 2008
Genetic Engineering News (press release),Highlights of the meeting include sessions on the biology of germ cell tumors, with presentations by J. Wolter Oosterhuis from the Netherlands and Ewa

Ovarian cancer  -  May 13, 2008
Minnesota Women's Press,..."Many of the young women have germ cell tumors," said Patricia Judson, MD, an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota medical school who

ACOG Releases Guidelines on Management of Adnexal Masses  -  May 2, 2008
RedOrbit,Unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and ovarian cystectomy do not appear to be associated with comprised prognosis in patients with germ cell tumors;

Uganda: Study Links Testicular Cancer to DDT  -  May 6, 2008,..."Because evidence suggests that testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) are initiated very early in life, it is possible that exposure to these persistent

Children's Oncology Group, Adherex Technologies Announce ...  -  26 Mar 2008
AScribe (press release)...loss in children receiving cisplatin chemotherapy for newly diagnosed germ cell tumors, hepatoblastoma, medulloblastoma, neuroblastoma or osteoscarcoma.

NCCN Updates Ovarian Cancer Guidelines  -  Feb 26, 2008 (Pressemitteilung),The other major update to these guidelines is that the treatment regimens for ovarian cancer, germ cell tumors and ovarian stromal tumors have been expanded

Biocept Announces Study to Isolate Circulating Tumor Cells from Blood  -  Dec 3, 2007
Earthtimes,Most ovarian cancers are either ovarian epithelial carcinomas (cancer that begins in the cells on the surface of the ovary) or malignant germ cell tumors

Update On Testicular Cancer  -  Dec 10, 2007
Medical News Today (press release),Germ cell tumors have the capacity to differentiate, which has biological and clinical implications. Dr. Carver presented the data on teratoma.

sonographic findings of testicular involvement of neuroblastoma  -  Nov 20, 2007
Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (subscription)...shortened further. the most common tumors of childhood involving this site are germ cell tumors, non-hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia, and rhabdomyosarcoma.

Beyond the Abstract - Extragonadal Retroperitoneal Germ Cell Tumor ...  -  Oct 11, 2007
UroToday,The histogenetic origin of primary extragonadal germ cell tumors is still a matter of debate and it remains uncertain whether such tumors develop primary at

Testicular cancer: signs doctors look for  -  Oct 11, 2007
Big Bear Grizzly,This symptom occurs because certain types of germ cell tumors secrete high levels of a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), which stimulates

Background information on Germ Cell Tumors [When available]

Germ cell tumours are neoplasms derived from germ cells. In females, germ cell tumours account for 30% of ovarian tumours, but only 1 to 3% of ovarian carcinomas in North America. In younger women germ cell lesions are more common, thus in patients under the age of 21, 60% of ovarian tumours are of the germ cell type, and up to one-third are malignant. In males, germ cell tumours occur typically after puberty and are malignant (testicular cancer). Germ cell tumours may develop outside of the gonads.

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