Thomsen, Frederik B1; Bandak, Mikkel4; Thomsen, Maria F4; Lauritsen, Jakob5; Christensen, Ib J6; Daugaard, Gedske3
1 Urologisk Klinik, Abdominal Centre, Rigshospitalet, The Capital Region of Denmark2 Finsenlaboratoriet, Finsencentret, Rigshospitalet, The Capital Region of Denmark3 Onkologisk Klinik, Finsencentret, Rigshospitalet, The Capital Region of Denmark4 unknown5 Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Juliane Marie Centre, Rigshospitalet, The Capital Region of Denmark6 Gastrounit, Surgical Division, Gastrounit, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark
Germ-cell cancer (GCC) patients aged ≥40 years have a two-fold higher GCC-specific mortality. It has been hypothesized that reduced treatment intensity combined with increased treatment related toxicity could be the explanation. The objective was to analyze chemotherapy intensity, treatment related toxicity and survival in patients aged ≥40 years treated with standard chemotherapy for GCC compared with a younger control group that received similar treatment during the same period.