Follow-up Evaluation Using CT Scans in Patients Who Have Been Treated For Metastatic Testicular Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2007 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : November 5, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 26, 2013
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Learning about long-term effects in patients with testicular cancer may help doctors plan better treatment and follow-up care.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is using CT scans to follow patients who have been treated for metastatic testicular cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Testicular Germ Cell Tumor Other: biomarker analysis Procedure: computed tomography

Detailed Description:


  • To assess the frequency of relapse or recurrent abnormalities detected by CT scan in patients on long-term follow-up for metastatic nonseminomatous germ cell tumour (NSGCT).
  • To assess the utility of CT scan-assessment in these patients.
  • To assess the prognostic factors predictive of late relapse in NSGCT.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients are screened by CT scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis for detectable abnormalities or indications of late relapse. Scans are classified as positive or negative, according to standard CT criteria, by a radiologist with expertise in testicular cancer imaging. Patients with negative scans are followed yearly by clinical examination and tumor marker assessment, and every 5 years by CT imaging. Additional follow-up is performed at the discretion of the attending physician. Patients with positive scans undergo confirmation of relapse, whenever possible, by surgical excision or biopsy and treatment is initiated according to best clinical practice. If the follow-up scan is equivocal, patients are advised to have a follow-up scan of the affected region in 6 months.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Official Title: Assessment of the Utility of CT Follow Up in the Long Term Follow Up of Patients With Metastatic Non Seminomatous Germ Cell Tumour (NSGCT)
Study Start Date : April 2006

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rate of abnormalities due to nonseminomatous germ cell tumour (NSGCT) detected on initial CT-scan

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rate of false positive abnormalities not due to NSGCT but due to benign process
  2. Rate of relapse following initial CT scan
  3. Number of abnormalities detected on second CT scan

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Diagnosis of metastatic nonseminomatous germ cell tumor (NSGCT) at risk of developing late relapse of residual abnormality

    • Royal Marsden Hospital stage II-IV disease
  • Treatment for NSGCT completed within the past 5 to10 years

    • No evidence of disease after completion of chemotherapy, as demonstrated by negative CT scans within the past 3 years


  • Willing to attend follow-up for five years
  • No contraindication to CT imaging


  • See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00553371

United Kingdom
Royal Marsden - Surrey Recruiting
Sutton, England, United Kingdom, SM2 5PT
Contact: Robert A. Huddart, MD    44-20-8661-3457   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Study Chair: Robert A. Huddart, MD Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust Identifier: NCT00553371     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000573199
First Posted: November 5, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 26, 2013
Last Verified: October 2007

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage II malignant testicular germ cell tumor
stage III malignant testicular germ cell tumor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Testicular Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Genital Diseases, Male
Endocrine System Diseases
Testicular Diseases
Gonadal Disorders