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Germ Cell Tumor

Germ cell tumors are benign or malignant tumors that can arise in the testes of boys, ovaries of girls, and in “extra-gondal” sites (such as the brain). Benign tumors (mature teratomas) are treated with surgery alone. Malignant germ cell tumors are also treated with chemotherapy, and sometimes radiation therapy. 

Latest Germ Cell Tumor grants

Jenny Poynter, MPH, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Minnesota
Epidemiology Grants, Awarded 2020
Catherine Metayer, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of California Berkeley
Epidemiology Grants, Awarded 2018
Jenny Poynter, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Minnesota
Epidemiology Grants, Awarded 2017

Latest Germ Cell Tumor blog posts

As the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Director of Science, I work to evaluate our funded research projects to track progress and find gaps in funding so that we can direct more research dollars to the largest areas of need, and to... more
During May, we honor Brain Tumor Awareness Month, to raise awareness of childhood brain tumors and the significant need for more research that will lead to new, safer cures.
 
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