Carsten Rusner

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Germ cell tumours (GCTs) most often arise in the gonads, but some develop extragonadally. The aim of this study was to examine gender- and race-specific trends in incidence and survival of gonadal (GGCTs) and extragonadal GCTs (EGCTs) in the US from 1973 to 2007. We also examined the topographical distribution of EGCTs by race and gender. We estimated(More)
Hormone receptor (HR) status has become an established target in treatment strategies of breast cancer. Population-based estimates of contralateral breast cancer (CBC) incidence by HR subtype in particular are limited. The aim of this study was to provide detailed data on CBC incidence for Germany. Invasive breast cancer data were extracted on 49,804 women(More)
Comparisons of incidence estimates of testicular cancer subtypes beyond seminoma and non-seminoma are virtually missing in the epidemiologic literature. We analysed incidence data from population-based German cancer registries to provide subtype-specific incidences of testicular cancer. We pooled data from nine cancer registries from 1998 to 2003. We(More)
BACKGROUND Exposure to radiation resulting from diagnostic imaging procedures probably increases late cancer risk. Patterns of care regarding the application of computed tomography (CT) imaging in testicular cancer patients were investigated. METHODS The database of a large German health insurance company comprising 850,000 insured men was searched for(More)
OBJECTIVES Several countries reported a drop in prescription of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in the 2000s, followed by decreases in breast cancer incidence among postmenopausal women aged 50-69 years. The aim of this study was to provide hormone receptor specific incidence rates of breast cancer in Germany. METHODS Breast cancer data were extracted(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to provide detailed age-specific (5-year age groups) and histology-specific (histologic subtypes of seminoma and nonseminoma) relative survival estimates of testicular germ cell cancer patients in Germany and the United States (U.S.) for the years 2002-2006 and to compare these estimates between countries. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND The decline of testicular cancer mortality in East Germany began in the 1980s, about 10 years later than that recorded in West Germany. We aimed at providing up-to-date time trends of testicular cancer mortality rates in Germany. MATERIAL AND METHODS Mortality data from East Germany (1971-2010) and West Germany (1954-2010) were provided by the(More)
Testicular cancer survival rates improved dramatically after cisplatin-based therapy was introduced in the 1970s. However, chemotherapy and radiation therapy are potentially carcinogenic. The purpose of this study was to estimate the risk of developing second primary cancers including the risk associated with primary histologic type (seminoma and(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant gonadal (GGCT) and extragonal germ cell tumors [GCT (EGCT)] are thought to originate from primordial germ cells. In contrast to well reported population-based data of GGCTs in males, analyses of GGCTs in females and EGCTs in both sexes remain limited. METHODS In a pooling project of nine population-based cancer registries in Germany(More)