Childhood Cancer

You are here

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, Principal Investigator
Regents of the University of Michigan
Epidemiology Grants, Awarded 2017
Michael Spinella, Ph.D. , Principal Investigator
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Reach Grants, Awarded 2014
Catherine Metayer, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of California Berkeley
Epidemiology Grants, Awarded 2014

Latest Germ Cell Tumor blog posts

Last year, we shared the story of 14-year-old Eden Green, who loves to take photos and dance. Eden was in treatment for a form of childhood cancer so rare, that doctors did not have a clinical name for it. After 4 months of treatment on a... more
Brain tumors are the deadliest form of childhood cancer, accounting for 30% of all cancer deaths each year.*  Sometimes just centimeters in size, these tumors present real treatment challenges because of their critical location in the... more
by Trish Adkins

For Eden, the trouble began when she was 10 years old. The trouble had a name: pain. It seemed normal at first—maybe a side effect from dancing or growing. But then it never went away and then, suddenly, Eden could not... more