Medical Oncology

Testicular Cancer   

Questions discussed in this category

If no testicular mass on exam or ultrasound - is there a role for orchiectomy? What chemotherapy regimen would you use and how many cycles?

An ASCO 2020 poster from the German Testicular Cancer Study Group found that 37% of CSIS seminoma and nonseminoma were miscatagorized resulting in ina...

Should treatment be based on current histology (rhabdomyosarcoma) or origin (germ cell)?

There are conflicting reports of increased incidence of bleomycin-induced lung toxicity with G-CSF.

i.e. gross disease on scans that is too diffuse to be removed completely and/or decreasing but not normal markers Do you pursue close surveillance, s...

How do you assess risk of tumor lysis syndrome, and is hydration sufficient or should hypouricemic agents be used as well?

In a patient s/p orchiectomy and with pelvic lymphadenopathy, would you consider lymph node biopsy to confirm involvement by non-seminomatous germ cel...

When are you concerned for a false positive? FDA guidelines include a suggestion to try another assay in case heterophile antibodies are causing a fal...

Papers discussed in this category

Indian J Urol,

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2016-12-20

Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology, 2010-04

J. Clin. Oncol.,

Chest, 1997-03

J. Clin. Oncol.,

Clin Genitourin Cancer, 2017 Sep 04

Eur. Urol., 2020 Jan 01

Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 2005-09-21

Eur. J. Cancer,

Br. J. Cancer, 2007 Jan 30