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Serum tumour marker patterns, after chemotherapy for malignant germ-cell tumours, of the testis

  • A. Horwich
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Alphafetoprotein (AFP) or human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) or both of these markers are elevated in the serum of approximately 80% of patients with metastatic nonseminomatous germ-cell tumours of the testis. Following chemotherapy a variety of patterns of tumour marker response may be seen (Figs. la, b & c) and these may be defined as follows.


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© Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag, GmbH & Co. KG, Darmstadt 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Horwich
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Cancer ResearchThe Royal Marsden HospitalSuttonEngland
  2. 2.The Royal Marsden HospitalSuttonEngland

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