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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, 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

When Lilly faced surgery after relapsing, her family made the decision to donate extra tumor tissue to research instead of throwing it away. 

“We hope that Lilly’s neuroblastoma tumor can be some small part of helping other children who... more
The night before 6-month old Matteo was diagnosed with a rare pediatric kidney cancer, his mom, Kim stayed up late baking cookies for an upcoming lemonade stand at Power Home Remodeling to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

“Never... more
Every day, everywhere, children are diagnosed with cancer. Right now, children are in hospitals receiving frontline treatment following a diagnosis. Other children are beginning a clinical trial following a relapse. Still others face long-... more