Afp and Hcg in Germ Cell Tumors

  title={Afp and Hcg in Germ Cell Tumors},
  author={M. A. Bassetto and T. Franceschi and M. Lenotti and G. Parise and F. Pancheri and R. Sabbioni and M. Zaninelli and G. Cetto},
  journal={The International Journal of Biological Markers},
  pages={29 - 32}
  • M. A. Bassetto, T. Franceschi, +5 authors G. Cetto
  • Published 1994
  • Medicine
  • The International Journal of Biological Markers
  • The high specificity and sensitivity of testicular tumor markers make them particularly useful in the management of these neoplasms. Basal value represents an independent prognostic variable, influencing the choice of therapy. An increase in marker level before chemotherapy could also acquire a powerful prognostic significance. The decay curve pattern is indicative of the radicality of surgery. Also during chemotherapy the behavior of markers conditions further therapeutic strategies. 
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