Accelerated first line chemotherapy for advanced germ cell tumours

Lead researcher

Prof Michael Friedlander (NSW), Dr Peter Grimison (NSW), A/Prof Martin Stockler (NSW), A/Prof Guy Toner (Vic), A/Prof Damien Thomson (Qld), Dr Nimit Singhal (SA)

Years funded

2008

Germ cell tumours are cancers that occur in young adults, most commonly in the testicles in males and ovaries in females. Chemotherapy is a very effective treatment but does not cure all cases.

This study is attempting to improve treatment by assessing whether chemotherapy can be repeated every 2 weeks rather than the usual 3-week interval. 

Funding

$11,250