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 Italians 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 non-seminoma 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

Malatino L.
Membro del Collaboration Group
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2019

Abstract

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 Italians 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 non-seminoma 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.
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