"We believed that with the clinical trial, Katie had the best chance of recovery. Without these trials, amazing new treatments may never be found."
A trial looking at the long term effects of treatment for children and young people who had a germ cell tumour
This trial wanted to find out about the
More about this trial
Germ cells are the cells that produce eggs in females and sperm in males. Rarely these cells become cancerous. Germ cell tumours usually develop in the testicles or ovaries, but can be found in other parts of the body.
Doctors know that the chemotherapy drugs they use might affect how well certain parts of the body work, such as the lungs and the kidneys. They wanted to understand more about how the cancer and treatment affects quality of life years later.
The aims of this trial were:
- to find out what the late effects of treatment are
- to understand more about how germ cell cancer and its treatment affect quality of life
The doctors wanted to use the information from this trial to improve how they follow up children’s progress after treatment.
Summary of results
The trial team have told us that they found it difficult to find enough children and young people to take part. This means they were not able to publish any results.
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Dr. Adam Glaser
Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG)
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer