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2013-05-03 08:25:53

Hispanic men face highest level of growth at nearly 6 percent SAN DIEGO, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The incidence of testicular cancer has increased among American males over 15 years of age for more than 20 years and while overall incidence is still highest among Caucasian males, the greatest increase was observed in the Hispanic community, according to a new study at the 108th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). This study will be...

Marijuana Smoke Linked to Testicular Cancer
2012-09-10 17:21:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Love smoking that Mary Jane? Well, a new study says that your passion for rolling up that five-leafed friend might be affecting your nether regions if you´re a dude, bro. University of Southern California (USC) researchers wrote in the peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society that they have linked marijuana smoking to an increased risk of developing testicular cancer. Testicular cancer is most commonly diagnosed in...

2012-02-14 11:19:59

Mouse study is first to show an external cause for increasingly common cancer Male fetuses of mothers that are exposed to radiation during early pregnancy may have an increased chance of developing testicular cancer, according to a study in mice at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The article was published today in PLoS ONE. The study is the first to find an environmental cause for testicular germ cell tumors, the most common cancer in young Caucasian men. "This...

2010-10-20 19:34:09

Research findings could change current practice Researchers from Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center (DF/CHCC) have found that as many as 50 percent of young girls treated for germ-cell ovarian tumors might safely be spared chemotherapy using a "watch and wait" strategy to determine if the follow-up treatment is needed. In contrast to the current practice of administering chemotherapy to all patients following removal of these rare tumors, researchers said the study demonstrated...

2010-01-08 14:35:00

The zebrafish, a translucent fish often used as a model of human development and disease, offers unique advantages for studying the cause, growth, and spread of tumors using strategies and methods presented in the current "Cancer Biology" special issue of Zebrafish, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (http://www.liebertpub.com/). The entire issue is available free online at www.liebertpub.com/zeb Guest Editors Steven D. Leach, MD, the Paul K. Neumann Professor in...

2008-09-05 03:00:07

By Ferguson, Angela M Ford, Bradley; Gronowski, Ann M To the Editor: Intracranial germ cell tumors account for 0.4%- 3.4% of all brain tumors (1 ). These tumors can be divided into 2 groups, germinomas and nongerminomatous germ cell tumors. Germinomas, which are fairly treatable, arise from primordial germ cells that fail to migrate correctly in embryogenesis. Nongerminomatous germ cell tumors (including choriocarcinomas), which are more refractory to treatment, are differentiated tumors....

2008-07-16 03:00:16

By Dishop, Megan K Kuruvilla, Supriya * Context.-Primary lung neoplasms are rare in children, but they comprise a broad and interesting spectrum of lesions, some of which are familiar from other tissue sites, and some of which are unique to the pediatric lung. Objective.-To determine the relative incidence of primary and metastatic lung tumors in children and adolescents through a single-institution case series, to compare these data to reports in the medical literature, to discuss the...

2008-04-26 03:00:06

By Collen, Jacob Carmichael, Mark; Wroblewski, Tanya ABSTRACT Primary mediastinal nonseminomatous germ cell tumors (NSGCT) have a worse prognosis than gonadal germ cell tumors (GCTs). Malignant transformation of teratomatous components of GCT to a somatic malignancy is rare. We present a case of primary mediastinal NSGCT with malignant transformation of a teratoma in an active duty airman who presented with a 12-cm anterior mediastinal mass and vertebral body lesion. Pathology confirmed...

2007-08-16 06:16:43

By Bahrami, Armita Ro, Jae Y; Ayala, Alberto G Context.-More than 90% of testicular neoplasms originate from germ cells. Testicular germ cell tumors (GCTs) are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with diverse histopathology and clinical behavior. Objective.-To help the readers distinguish various subtypes of GCTs, to highlight the clinical manifestations and pathologic features of these tumors, and to review several newly developed immunohistochemical markers for GCTs. Data Sources.-Review...

2006-02-15 15:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Survivors of testicular cancer have a moderately increased risk of heart attack at young ages, according to Dutch researchers. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer for men between 20 and 35 years of age. The increased heart attack risk seen in the current study applied to men with nonseminomatous testicular cancer, a common type that is very resistant to radiation therapy and can spread to the lungs, liver, bones, or brain. Dr. Flora E. van Leeuwen, of the...