Germ Cell Tumours V

The Proceedings of the Fifth Germ Cell Tumour Conference Devonshire Hall, University of Leeds, 13th–15th September, 2001

  • Patricia Harnden
  • Johnathan K. Joffe
  • William G. Jones
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Genetics and Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. A. Rapley, G. P. Crockford, D. F. Easton, M. R. Stratton, D. T. Bishop
      Pages 3-22
    3. Jane Houldsworth, V. V. V. S. Murty, George J. Bosl, R. S. K. Chaganti
      Pages 23-29
    4. David Adamah, Paul J. Gokhale, James Walsh, Peter W. Andrews
      Pages 30-31
    5. B. Summersgill, O. Jafer, H. Goker, S. Rodriguez, R. Huddart, J. Shipley
      Pages 32-33
    6. J. W. Oosterhuis, R. J. H. L. M. van Gurp, C. Rosenberg, L. H. J. Looijenga
      Pages 34-37
    7. L. H. J. Looijenga, H. Stoop, R. J. H. L. M. van Gurp, R. de Krijger, J. W. Oosterhuis
      Pages 38-42
    8. A. Kleiman, N. Senyuta, A. Trjakin, T. Vinogradova, A. Karseladze, V. Gurtsrvitch et al.
      Pages 43-44
    9. M. F. Lutke Holzik, D. J. A. Sonneveld, H. J. Hoekstra, I. M. Nolte, M. Bruinenberg, W. T. A. van der Graaf et al.
      Pages 45-46
    10. Chris Parker, Michael Milosevic, Padraig Warde, Tony Panzarella, Diponkar Banerjee, Michael Jewett et al.
      Pages 49-50
    11. T. Powles, M. Bower, M. Nelson, R. T. D. Oliver
      Pages 51-52
    12. F. E. von Eyben, G. K. Jacobsen, L. Specht, P. H. Petersen, E. L. Madsen, O. Blaabjerg et al.
      Pages 55-56
  3. Why Do Treatments Fail? Implications for Clinical Trial Strategy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. M. K. Gospodarowicz, B. O’Sullivan
      Pages 63-75
    3. M. R. Kelley, D. Wang, S-H. Jung, J. Shen, T. H. Albright, L. H. Einhorn et al.
      Pages 76-84
    4. M. R. Kelley, M. Luo, Y. Xu, E. Zimmerman, D. M. Wilson III, K. A. Robertson
      Pages 85-94
  4. Non-testicular Germ Cell Tumours

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. S. A. Tjulandin
      Pages 103-111
    3. S. P. Sah, D. Upreti, M. Lakhey, S. Rani
      Pages 112-113
    4. F. E. von Eyben, M. R. Mirza, E. L. Madsen, O. Blaabjerg, P. H. Petersen, B. Hølund
      Pages 114-115
  5. Paediatric Germ Cell Tumours

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. J. R. Mann, F. Raafat, K. Robinson, J. Imeson, J. Hale, E. Bouffet et al.
      Pages 123-124
    3. G. Calaminus, M. L. Garré, J. R. Mann, C. Patte, R. Kortmann, J. Nicholson et al.
      Pages 129-130
    4. C. Patte, D. Frappaz, M. A. Raquin, E. Bouffet, C. Kalifa, M. C. Baranzelli et al.
      Pages 131-131
    5. C. Alapetite, C. Carrie, H. Brisse, P. Thiesse, J-L. Habrand, J-C. Cuilliere et al.
      Pages 132-132
    6. S. Eisert, J. Nicholson, F. Saran, M. L. Garré, D. Frappaz, U. Göbel et al.
      Pages 133-134
    7. M. Lo Curto, P. D’Angelo, G. Turdo, P. Dall’Igna, I. Mazzarino, M. Conte et al.
      Pages 135-136
  6. Current Status — Surgery

  7. Quality of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. S. D. Fosså, L. Collette, N. Aaronson, R. de Wit, J. T. Roberts, EORTC GU Group and the MRC Testicular Cancer Working Party
      Pages 183-195
    3. R. Sanders, G. Velikova, A. Smith, D. Stark, E. P. Wright, J. Randerson Moor et al.
      Pages 196-208

About these proceedings


The events of September 11,2001 in the United States will always be r~membered with horror and sadness but also admiration for those who risked, and often lost, their lives attempting to save others. When the Fifth International Germ Cell Tumour Conference began, the US air space was closed and our American friends were unable to join us. We were faced with a programme that now had many gaps. What happened next was an illustration of the sense of community that prevails at the Germ Cell Tumour Conferences. Some of those who could not be there in person, such as Richard Foster and Craig Nichols, sent their slides by email, and we were indebted to those, such as Michael Jewett, Ben Mead and Malcolm Mason, who stepped into the breach to present them. Others gave impromptu, and often thought provoking, talks. The discussion periods were lively and it will come as no surprise to those who regularly attend the meeting that Tim Oliver won the prize for "Most Questions Asked", managing even to ask questions following his own presentations. The quality of the talks was outstanding. There was closer integration of the adult and paediatric sessions than in previous meetings. As a result, the differences and similarities between adult male, female and paediatric germ cell tumours became more apparent. This cross-fertilization of ideas from different groups will no doubt lead to further advances. As a result of all these efforts, the conference was a great success.


Cancer-Research Germ Cell Tumours Palliative Care Prevention Testicular/Ovarian Neoplasms Treatment surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia Harnden
    • 1
  • Johnathan K. Joffe
    • 2
  • William G. Jones
    • 3
  1. 1.ICRF Cancer Medicine Research UnitSt James’s University HospitalLeedsUK
  2. 2.Huddersfield Royal InfirmaryHuddersfieldUK
  3. 3.Yorkshire Centre for Cancer TreatmentsCookridge HospitalLeedsUK

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