Testicular Cancer, Version 2.2015.

Testicular Cancer, Version 2.2015. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Jun;13(6):772-99 Authors: Motzer RJ, Jonasch E, Agarwal N, Beard C, Bhayani S, Bolger GB, Chang SS, Choueiri TK, Costello BA, Derweesh IH, Gupta S, Hancock SL, Kim JJ, Kuzel TM, Lam ET, Lau C, Levine EG, Lin DW, Michaelson MD, Olencki T, Pili R, Plimack ER, Rampersaud EN, Redman BG, Ryan CJ, Sheinfeld J, Shuch B, Sircar K, Somer B, Wilder RB, Dwyer M, Kumar R Abstract Germ cell tumors (GCTs) account for 95% of testicular cancers. Testicular GCTs constitute the most common solid tumor in men between the ages of 20 and 34 years, and the incidence of testicular GCTs has been increasing in the past 2 decades. Testicular GCTs are classified into 2 broad groups-pure seminoma and nonseminoma-which are treated differently. Pure seminomas, unlike nonseminomas, are more likely to be localized to the testis at presentation. Nonseminoma is the more clinically aggressive tumor associated with elevated serum concentrations of alphafetoprotein (AFP). The diagnosis of a seminoma is restricted to pure seminoma histology and a normal serum concentration of AFP. When both seminoma and elements of a nonseminoma are present, management follows that for a nonseminoma. The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Testicular Cancer outline the diagnosis, workup, risk assessment, treatment, and follow-up schedules for patients with both pure seminoma and nonseminoma. PMID: 26085393 [Pu...
Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Natl Compr Canc Netw Source Type: research

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Conclusions: The X chromosome inactivation event and demethylated XIST promoter are promising biomarkers for TGCTs and for assessing spermatogenesis quality.
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The differences in the expression of nucleolin between two groups of germ cell testicular tumors found in the current study indicate a new aspect of biology of these neoplasms and require further studies on the role of nucleolin in germ cell tumorigenesis. PMID: 31513277 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica - Category: Cytology Tags: Folia Histochem Cytobiol Source Type: research
Seminomas are the most frequent kind of testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs), accounting for 50% of tumor diagnosis in young men, whereas non-seminomas account for 40% and mixed forms for 10% of cases. It is currently supposed that TGCTs evolve from a pre-invasive stage of carcinoma in situ (CIS). Octamer-binding transcription factor 4 (OCT4) is essential for self-renewal of stem cells. It is considered as a major regulator of cell pluripotency. Prior studies have shown that seminoma expresses OCT4. Transcription factor Krüppel-like factor 4 (KLF4) has moreover associated with embryonic stem cell maintenance. Finally, ...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ABSTRACT Testicular germ cell tumor is the most common cancer in 20-to 35-years-old men. There are known risk factors such as undescended testicle(s) and history of testicular cancer. Most lesions are germ cell tumors with two main subtypes: seminomas and non-seminomatous germ cell tumors.
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ABSTRACT Testicular germ cell tumor is the most common cancer in 20-to 35-years-old men. There are known risk factors such as undescended testicle(s) and history of testicular cancer. Most lesions are germ cell tumors with two main subtypes: seminomas and non-seminomatous germ cell tumors.
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThe International Germ Cell Consensus Classification (IGCCC) is the recommended stratification scheme for newly diagnosed metastatic seminoma (mSGCT) and non-seminoma germ cell tumor (mNSGCT) patients. However, a contemporary North-American population-based validation has never been completed and represented our focus.Materials and methodsWe identified mSGCT and mNSGCT patients within the SEER database (2004 –2015). The IGCCC criteria were used for stratification into prognostic groups. Kaplan–Meier (KM) derived actuarial 5-year overall survival (OS) rates were calculated. In addition, cumulat...
Source: World Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionThis is the first case of robot-assisted laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection with concomitant inferior vena cava thrombectomy and reconstruction for metastatic mixed testicular germ cell cancer published to date. This complicated surgical procedure was facilitated by the innovative usage of three-dimensional image reconstruction for defining the vena cava tumor thrombus, a robotic ultrasound probe for intraoperatively defining the vena cava tumor thrombus, and vena cavoscopy using a flexible ureteroscope.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionIn this analysis we were able to identify regions with significantly higher tumor incidence rates for both seminoma and non ‐seminoma which were specific for these two subtypes. Furthermore, trend analysis revealed a steady incidence rate for testicular cancer in Germany.
Source: Andrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Abstract Experience demonstrates multiple paths to cure for patients with clinical stage I testicular cancer. Because all options should provide a long-term disease-free rate near 100%, overall survival is no longer relevant in decision making, allowing practitioners to factor in quality of life, toxicity, cost, and impact on compliance. Surveillance for clinical stage I seminoma and clinical stage I nonseminoma has become the preferred option. The contrarian view is that a risk-adapted approach should persist, with surveillance for low-risk individuals and active therapy high-risk individuals. However, results ob...
Source: The Urologic Clinics of North America - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Urol Clin North Am Source Type: research
In conclusion, this study brings new insights on the metabolic characteristics of TGCTs, showing alterations in the expression of proteins related with the Warburg effect, as well as associations of the hyper-glycolytic and acid-resistant phenotype with aggressive clinicopathological parameters.
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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