Darren R. Feldman, Martin H. Voss, Erin P. Jacobsen, Xiaoyu Jia, J. Andres Suarez, Stefan Turkula, Joel Sheinfeld, George J. Bosl, Robert J. Motzer and Sujata Patil Clinical features, presentation, and tolerance of platinum-based chemotherapy in germ cell tumor patients 50 years of age and older Cancer 119
Version of Record online: 19 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28025
Because germ cell tumors are rare in men aged ≥ 50 years, there is limited knowledge regarding the clinical characteristics and outcomes, including treatment tolerability in this population. This retrospective study provides important data on differences in histology and primary tumor site distribution for older versus younger men and details the increased rate of complications that occur in older men with germ cell tumors who are treated with chemotherapy.
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