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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

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
Michael Spinella, Ph.D. , Principal Investigator
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Reach Grants, Awarded 2014

Latest Germ Cell Tumor blog posts

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.
 
Brain and Central Nervous System (CNS) tumors are the leading... more
Brain tumors are the deadliest form of childhood cancer in the United States, accounting for 30% of all cancer deaths each year. Sometimes just centimeters in size, these tumors present real treatment challenges because of their critical... more
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