Classification, epidemiology and therapies for testicular germ cell tumours

Nikhil Vasdev, Andrew Moon, Andrew C. Thorpe
2013 International Journal of Developmental Biology  
Testicular germ cell tumours (TGCT) account for between 1% and 1.5% of male neoplasms and 5% of urological tumours in general. They are classified broadly into Seminoma, which resemble primordial germ cells (PGCs), and Non-Seminoma, which are either undifferentiated (embryonal carcinoma) or differentiated (exhibiting a degree of embryonic (teratoma) or extra-embryonic (yolk sac choriocarcinoma) patterning). We present the current details of the latest classification, epidemiology and treatment
more » ... logy and treatment aspects of TGCT in the UK in our review.
doi:10.1387/ijdb.130031nv pmid:23784823 fatcat:3felvr7evbebfob7cjgx6zsqg4