Salvage chemotherapy after failure of first-line chemotherapy in patients with metastatic testicular cancer.

@article{Kollmannsberger2008SalvageCA,
  title={Salvage chemotherapy after failure of first-line chemotherapy in patients with metastatic testicular cancer.},
  author={Christian K. Kollmannsberger and C Carsten Bokemeyer},
  journal={Current opinion in supportive and palliative care},
  year={2008},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={167-72}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Because of the small number of relapsed patients, their prognostic variability and the complexity of second-line therapy, randomized studies are largely lacking and treatment recommendations for patients with relapse after first-line chemotherapy are derived from retrospective series or phase II studies. This review summarizes the existing evidence including several recently published larger studies on the use of high-dose chemotherapy in these patients. RECENT FINDINGS… CONTINUE READING