Alternating combination chemotherapy in patients with extragonadal germ cell tumors. A Southwest Oncology Group study.

BACKGROUND Extragonadal germ cell tumors (EGGCT) are uncommon, occur primarily in the mediastinum and retroperitoneum, and have been noted to have variable response rates to cisplatin-based chemotherapy regimens. METHODS The Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) has completed a prospective trial of combination chemotherapy followed by surgical removal of… (More)