Aug 21, 1976

Serum-alpha1-fetoprotein in patients with testicular tumours

Lancet
J KohnM J Peckham

Abstract

Serum-alpha1-fetoprotein (A.F.P.) was assayed in 88 men with testicular teratomas and 34 with seminomas. 61% of teratoma patients with clinically evident disease had serum-A.F.P. greater than 25 ng/ml, whilst it is highly unlikely that any patient with a pure seminoma had a titre above this level. A.F.P. concentrations correlated with response to radiotherapy and chemotherapy and predicted relapse in some patients. Serum-A.F.P. should be measured in all patients with testicular tumours.

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TNM Staging System
AFP
Fetal Proteins
Tumor Lysis Syndrome
Seminoma
Testicular Dysfunction
Mature Teratoma
Testicular Neoplasms
Radiotherapeutic
Radiation Oncology Specialty

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