Nonseminomatous germ cell tumor
- Non-seminomatous germ-cell tumors
Your QuestionI developed a nonseminomatous germ cell tumor in my 20's. I've since been deemed cured, but wonder if my children are at an increased risk for developing this cancer.
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You may also find it helpful to periodically search for new trials at ClinicalTrials.gov. The National Institutes of Health, through the National Library of Medicine, developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members, and members of the public with current information on clinical research studies. To search for a study, use "genetic AND germ cell tumor" as your search term.
You can also contact the Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison (PRPL) Office at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We recommend calling the toll-free number listed below to speak with a specialist, who can help you determine if you are eligible for any clinical trials.
Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office (PRPL)
NIH Clinical Center
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2655
Web site: http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/
ClinicalTrials.gov provides ahelpful guide for information about participating in a clinical trial. Resources for travel and lodging assistance are listed on the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Office of Rare Diseases Research (NCATS-ORDR) website, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Lastly, you may be interested in learning more about the Cancer Genome Anatomy Project (CGAP). The Project seeks to determine the gene expression profiles of normal, precancer, and cancer cells, leading eventually to improved detection, diagnosis, and treatment for the patient.
- Extragonadal germ cell tumors treatment. National Cancer Institute. March 7, 2013; http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/extragonadal-germ-cell/Patient/page1. Accessed 10/17/2013.