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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5589-5596, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570454


BACKGROUND/AIM: To quantify the prognostic impact of age on relapse and mortality in patients with metastatic testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Electronical medical records of 1,225 TGCT patients who were treated at a single academic center between 1994 and 2015 were reviewed. RESULTS: Higher age did not predict for worse progression-free survival (PFS) or for higher progression risk. The corresponding 5-year PFS estimates were 85% in patients younger than 40 years and 83% in the elderly population. Although not statistically significant, higher age was numerically associated with worse overall survival (OS) (univariate HR per five years increase in age=1.18, 95%CI=0.99-1.41). This was explained in regression analysis where age predicted for significantly higher risk of treatment-related death (p=0.022). CONCLUSION: Elderly patients with metastatic TGCT can achieve high cure rates similar to younger patients if they tolerate risk-adapted chemotherapy.

Neoplasias Embrionárias de Células Germinativas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Embrionárias de Células Germinativas/patologia , Neoplasias Testiculares/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Testiculares/patologia , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Progressão da Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Prognóstico , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Recidiva , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Resultado do Tratamento