COG AGCT1531 - A Phase 3 Study of Active Surveillance for Low Risk and a Randomized Trial of Carboplatin vs. Cisplatin for Standard Risk Pediatric and Adult Patients with Germ Cell Tumors


This partially randomized phase III trial studies how well active surveillance, bleomycin, carboplatin, etoposide, or cisplatin work in treating pediatric and adult patients with germ cell tumors. Active surveillance may help doctors to monitor subjects with low risk germ cell tumors after their tumor is removed. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as bleomycin, carboplatin, etoposide, and cisplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading.

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Male or Female
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This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
Inclusion Criteria:

• newly diagnosed with a Stage I germ cell tumor or metastatic germ cell tumor
• see link to for detailed inclusion criteria
Exclusion Criteria:

• newly diagnosed with a Stage I germ cell tumor or metastatic germ cell tumor
• patients must have had no prior radiation therapy (exception of CNS irradiation of brain metastases for standard risk 1 patients)
• female patients who are pregnant since fetal toxicities and teratogenic effects have been noted for several of the study drugs
• lactating females who plan to breastfeed their infants
• there are additional exclusion criteria (study staff will review)

Other: Best Practice, Procedure: Biopsy, Procedure: Biospecimen Collection, Biological: Bleomycin Sulfate, Drug: Carboplatin, Drug: Cisplatin, Procedure: Computed Tomography, Drug: Etoposide, Procedure: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Other: Pharmacogenomic Study, Procedure: Pulmonary Function Test, Other: Quality-of-Life Assessment, Other: Questionnaire Administration


Germ Cell Tumor, Malignant Germ Cell Tumor

Valencia Williams -
Emily Greengard
Phase 3
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