Two genome-wide studies have identified a total of 12 new genetic loci associated with a higher risk of testicular cancer. The risk-associated genetic variations could help clinicians single out... More »
Testicular cancer, although an uncommon malignancy, is the most frequently occurring cancer in young men. In the year 2010, an estimated 8,480 cases of testicular cancer will have been diagnosed in... More »
This review addresses the rationale and evidence for—and the challenges, cost implications, and future development of—proton therapy as an important part of the treatment strategy in Hodgkin lymphoma. More »
T-cell lymphomas involve the testis infrequently, which deserve special attention because of the poor prognosis and the need to make an appropriate diagnosis, which could lead to a better therapeutic strategy.|T-cell lymphomas involve the testis infrequently, which deserve special attention because of the poor prognosis and the need to make an appropriate diagnosis, which could lead to a better therapeutic strategy.
The metabolic syndrome (MS) might increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in testicularcancer (TC) survivors. We investigated its prevalence, development, vascular implications, and the role of gonadal function.
TC survivors treated with chemotherapy and follow-up ≥3 years (N = 370, study I) were retrospectively evaluated for the development of cardiovascular risk factors. A subgroup followed 3–20 years (N = 173, study I
The BJC is owned by Cancer Research UK, a charity dedicated to understanding the causes, prevention and treatment of cancer and to making sure that the best new treatments reach patients in the clinic as quickly as possible. The journal reflects these aims. It was founded more than fifty years ago and, from the start, its far-sighted mission was to encourage communication of the very best cancer research from laboratories and clinics in all countries. The breadth of its coverage, its editorial independenc
Despite high curability, some testicularcancer (TC) patient groups may have increased mortality. We provide a detailed age- and histology-specific comparison of population-based relative survival of TC patients in Europe and the USA.
Using data from 12 European cancer registries and the USA Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results 9 database, we report survival trends for patients diagnosed with testicular seminomas and nonseminomas betwee
While the androgens of testicular origin (representing about 50% of total androgens in men over 50 years) can be completely eliminated by surgical or medical castration with GnRH (gonadotropin-releasing hormone) agonists or antagonists, the antiandrogens currently available as blockers of androgen binding to the androgen receptor (AR), namely bicalutamide (BICA), flutamide (FLU) and nilutamide have too weak affinity to completely neutralize the other 50% of androgens made locally from dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in the prostate cancer tissue by the mechanisms of intracrinology.|Series of steroid derivatives having pure and potent antagonistic activity on the human and rodent AR were synthesized. Assays of AR binding and activity in carcinoma mouse Shionogi and human LNCaP cells as well as in vivo bioavailability measurements and in vivo prostate weight assays in the rat were used.|The chosen lead steroidal compound, namely EM-5854, has a 3.7-fold higher affinity than BICA for the
Incidence of testicularcancer in the Slovak Republic (SR) sharply increased in 1968-2006 (annual change 0.195/100,000, 95% CI = -0.178-0.212, p < .0001). Mortality was stabilized in 1968-2006 (-0.005/100,000/year, 95% CI = -0.011-0.001, p = .148), however, from 1990, it had a mildly significant decreasing trend. The 5-year relative survival for patients from the cohort 1993-1997 reached 91.7% (95% CI = 87.5-94.7), for the cohort 1998-2002, it was 93.2% (95% CI = 89.5-95.8). The average age of patients with seminomas was 30-41 years (25-75% quantile), for nonseminomas 23-34 years (25-75% quantile).
The purpose of the current work was to prospectively measure the influence of testicular radiation dose on hormone levels, quality of life (QoL), and sexual functioning following multimodal therapy (neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy, surgery, and adjuvant chemotherapy) for rectal cancer.|From November 2007 to November 2009, 83 male patients were treated at the University of Goettingen with radiochemotherapy (RCT) for locally advanced rectal cancer [total dose 50.4 Gy, concomitant chemotherapy with two cycles of 5-fluorouracil (FU) or 5-FU and oxaliplatin]. Testicular radiation doses were analyzed and correlated with hormone levels [luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), total testosterone and free androgen index (FAI) serum levels], QoL, and sexual functioning, which were determined before and up to 1 year after RCT.|Mean dose at the testes was 3.9 Gy (range 0.28-11.98 Gy). It was higher for tumors located < 6 cm from the anocutaneous line (p < 0.05). One year after
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