Long-term survival in patients with germ cell testicular cancer: a population-based competing-risks regression analysis.

@article{Gandaglia2014LongtermSI,
  title={Long-term survival in patients with germ cell testicular cancer: a population-based competing-risks regression analysis.},
  author={Giorgio Gandaglia and Andreas Becker and Q D Trinh and Firas Abdollah and Jonas Schiffmann and Florian Roghmann and Zhe Tian and Francesco Montorsi and Alberto Briganti and Pierre I. Karakiewicz and Maxine Sun},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={103-12}
}
BACKGROUNDS Incidence of secondary malignancies and cardiovascular diseases among testicular germ cell tumor (TGCT) survivors is higher compared to the general population. We sought to describe the rates of other-cancer (OCM), non-cancer related (NCRM), and cancer-specific mortality (CSM) among men with TGCT. METHODS Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database, 31,330 patients with a primary diagnosis of TGCT between 1973 and 2009 were identified. The primary… CONTINUE READING

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