Testicular Cancer: ASCO Tumor Boards

This is a case-based activity that includes discussion of a 23-year-old man with no past medical history presenting with enlarged right testis and night sweats. Ultrasound shows a 4 cm hypoechoic right testis mass with increased vascularity. An inguinal orchiectomy is performed, and pathology reveals a 4.2 cm mixed nonseminomatous tumor with lymphovascular invasion present and rete testis involved. Imaging determines the N and M stage, and post-orchiectomy tumor markers determine the S stage. His post-orchiectomy markers are normal by two months, and a CT of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis reveals no evidence of metastic disease, including no enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the AJCC staging system for testicular cancer and the workup needed to correctly stage a patient
  • Define the risk categories for clinical stage (CS) I NSGCT and know the risk of recurrence with surveillance
  • Evaluate the management strategies for high-risk CSI NSGCT and the pros and cons of each
  • Describe the management for NSGCT that has relapsed after surveillance for stage I disease
Continuing Education Credit

1 Credit/Point is available for participation in this course. Certificate and credit types available include:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ 
  • ABIM MOC Points
  • Certificate of Participation may be used to confer credit; however, all final decisions regarding the awarding of credits will be made by the licensing organization to which the credits are submitted.
  • Certificate of Completion may be used to document participation, but no credit will be conferred.
Important Notes
  • This course expires on August 24, 2019. Participants must complete all necessary course components by this date.
  • This course is available as part of the 2016 ASCO Tumor Boards bundle.