Clinical outcome and predictors of survival in late relapse of germ cell tumor.

  title={Clinical outcome and predictors of survival in late relapse of germ cell tumor.},
  author={David S. Sharp and Brett S. Carver and Scott Eggener and Gnanamba V Kondagunta and Robert J Motzer and George J. Bosl and Joel Sheinfeld},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={26 34},
PURPOSE Late relapse (LR) of germ cell tumor (GCT) is a well recognized entity associated with poor survival. We report on our experience with LR and determine predictors of survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1990 to 2004, 75 patients were managed for LR of GCT at our institution. Clinical and pathologic parameters were reviewed. Estimates of cancer-specific survival were generated using the Kaplan-Meier method, and a Cox proportional hazards model was used to assess potential predictors of… CONTINUE READING

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