Primary germ cell tumors in the mediastinum: a 50-year experience at a single Japanese institution.

@article{Takeda2003PrimaryGC,
  title={Primary germ cell tumors in the mediastinum: a 50-year experience at a single Japanese institution.},
  author={Shin-ichi Takeda and Shinichiro Miyoshi and Mitsunori Ohta and Masato Minami and Akira Masaoka and Hikaru Matsuda},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2003},
  volume={97 2},
  pages={367-76}
}
BACKGROUND Primary germ cell tumors (GCT) of the mediastinum share similar clinical and biologic characteristics, which are different from their testicular counterpart. The purpose of the current study was to review the authors' institutional experience of mediastinal GCT, emphasizing the clinical spectrum, time trends of treatment, and recent advances in therapeutic modalities for malignant GCT. METHODS Between 1951 and 2000, 129 patients (70 males and 59 females) underwent surgical… CONTINUE READING

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