Serum tumour marker regression rate following chemotherapy for malignant teratoma.

Abstract

The rate of fall of the serum tumour markers alphafetoprotein (AFP) and the beta sub-unit of human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) was analysed following platinum-based chemotherapy for metastatic non-seminomatous germ cell tumours. Of 90 evaluable patients 81% were alive and disease-free 1.5-4 yr (median 28 months) from the start of chemotherapy and 69 (77… (More)

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