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      International Germ Cell Consensus Classification: a prognostic factor-based staging system for metastatic germ cell cancers. International Germ Cell Cancer Collaborative Group.

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          Cisplatin-containing chemotherapy has dramatically improved the outlook for patients with metastatic germ cell tumors (GCT), and overall cure rates now exceed 80%. To make appropriate risk-based decisions about therapy and to facilitate collaborative trials, a simple prognostic factor-based staging classification is required.

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          Journal
          J Clin Oncol
          Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
          American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
          0732-183X
          0732-183X
          Feb 1997
          : 15
          : 2
          Article
          10.1200/JCO.1997.15.2.594
          9053482
          0a646dca-9148-4198-81bc-dd1b93c1583b

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