Incidence and survival rates for female malignant germ cell tumors.

  title={Incidence and survival rates for female malignant germ cell tumors.},
  author={Harriet O. Smith and Marianne Berwick and Claire F. Verschraegen and Charles H Wiggins and Letitia Lansing and Carolyn Y. Muller and Clifford Qualls},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={107 5},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate 30-year, population-based trends in incidence and survival rates for malignant germ cell tumors originating within the female genital tract. METHODS Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results data were used to identify malignant germ cell tumors (1973-2002). Overall and 5-year incidence rates, estimated annual percentage change, and survival rates were calculated and compared by age at diagnosis, race, stage, and histology. RESULTS Of 1,262 cases, there were 414 (32.8… CONTINUE READING
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