Testis cancer: some problems still remain unsolved

Testis cancer: some problems still remain unsolved World J Urol (2017) 35:1159–1160 DOI 10.1007/s00345-017-2041-5 EDITORIAL 1 2 Peter Albers · Carsten Bokemeyer Received: 18 April 2017 / Accepted: 19 April 2017 / Published online: 16 May 2017 © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 In spite of an increasing incidence in most of the Northern of patients that cannot undergo complete resections [3]. industrialized countries in Europe germ cell cancer remains Salvage high-dose chemotherapy regimens are currently a rare disease. Diagnostic and management strategies have standard of care to treat recurrent disease. Exact classifica - been published numerously, but still there remain prob- tion of patients using the Lorch–Beyer classification system lems to be solved. Oldenburg and Dieckmann balanced the for recurrences and a large body of experience is necessary debate of pros and cons of a contralateral biopsy. Bottom to achieve optimal results with these potentially toxic regi- line is that a contralateral biopsy is the only way to early mens [4]. More and more data demand this salvage treat- detect cancer within the “testicular dysgenesis syndrome” ment to be regionalized in centers with high experience. which has been molecularly identified over the last years This exactly is true as well for the second component of by http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png World Journal of Urology Springer Journals

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Medicine & Public Health; Urology; Nephrology; Oncology
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