Background: No compelling evidence is available about surveillance and follow-up of patients with testicular germ cell tumour (TGCT). Methods: In the light of the best clinical evidence, the Italian Germ cell cancer Group (IGG) and the Associazione Italiana di Oncologia Medica (AIOM) set up a multidisciplinary national consensus conference, involving 42 leading experts and 3 TGCT survivors. A minimum of 50% of votes was required in order to achieve a consensus recommendation on 29 questions. Results: Recommendations have been summarized in three tables, divided by stage I seminoma, stage I nonseminoma and the advanced disease, which may be useful for clinicians to appropriately choose the clinical investigation and its timing during the surveillance and follow-up of TGCT patients based on an accurate estimation of their risk of disease relapse. Conclusions: The IGG-AIOM consensus recommendations may help clinicians to choose appropriate clinical investigations for the surveillance and follow-up of TGCT patients.
Recommendations for surveillance and follow-up of men with testicular germ cell tumors: a multidisciplinary consensus conference by the Italian Germ cell cancer Group and the Associazione Italiana di Oncologia Medica / G.L. Banna, N. Nicolai, G. Palmieri, M. Ottaviano, L. Balzarini, D. Barone, U. Basso, A. Bavila, F. Bertoni, F. Calliada, T. Cai, G. Carrafiello, C. Condello, L. Da Pozzo, D. Di Nardo, G. Fornarini, T. Prayer Galetti, A. Garolla, P. Giannatempo, L. Guerra, S. La Spina, L. Malatino, A. Marchiano', M. Monti, F.F. Morbiato, F. Morelli, F. Nole', S. Palazzi, G. Procopio, G. Rosti, C. Sacco, A. Salvetti, R. Salvioni, T. Sava, S. Secondino, S. Serpentini, C. Spreafico, I.M. Tavolini, F. Valcamonico, E. Verri, P. Zucali, U. De Giorgi. - In: CRITICAL REVIEWS IN ONCOLOGY HEMATOLOGY. - ISSN 1040-8428. - 137(2019), pp. 154-164.
|Titolo:||Recommendations for surveillance and follow-up of men with testicular germ cell tumors: a multidisciplinary consensus conference by the Italian Germ cell cancer Group and the Associazione Italiana di Oncologia Medica|
|Parole Chiave:||Consensus; Follow-up; Germ cell tumor; Nonseminoma; Recommendation; Risk factor; Seminoma; Surveillance; Consensus; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Male; Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Seminoma; Testicular Neoplasms|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.critrevonc.2019.03.006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|