John Libbey Eurotext

Bulletin du Cancer


News about testicular cancer Volume 89, issue 1, Janvier 2002

Service d'urologie, Hôpital du Val-de-Grâce, 74, boulevard de Port-Royal, 75230 Paris Cedex 05.

The last two years publications are mainly concerning the following themes: the detection of testicular tumor for high risk patients. The treatment of stage one non seminomatous germ cell tumors is also detailed with reference to the three therapeutic options. The surgical treatment is evoked through laparoscopic surgery, surgery of residual masses and salvage surgery. Recent acquisitions in chemotherapy matters allow a simplification of protocols. They induced an improvement in the patient's quality of life with an equivalent efficiency. The salvage chemotherapy is evaluated and its results are assessed. The innovations in imaging are essentially focused on positon emission tomography in the evaluation of these tumours but also on magnetic resonance imaging.