COG AGCT1532 - A Randomized Phase 3 Trial of Accelerated versus Standard BEP Chemotherapy for Patients with Intermediate and Poor-risk Metastatic Germ Cell Tumors


This trial is an open label, randomized, stratified 2-arm Australian-led multicenter phase 3 clinical trial undertaken in two stages. Participants (age >= 11 years and <= 45 years) with intermediate and poor-risk metastatic germ cell tumors will be randomized into either a “standard BEP” group or “accelerated BEP” group. Participants will be assigned to the two treatment arms in a 1:1 ratio and evaluated weekly, and then for 5 years after completing the study to assess the long-term effects of the chemotherapy. Bleomycin, Etoposide, Cisplatin (BEP) administered 3-weekly x 4 remains standard 1st line chemotherapy for intermediate- and poor-risk metastatic germ cell tumours (GCTs). BEP is accelerated by cycling Cisplatin and etoposide 2-weekly instead of 3-weekly. The aim of this study is to determine if accelerated BEP is superior to standard BEP as first-line chemotherapy for intermediate and poor risk metastatic GCTs.

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Germ Cell Tumor

Germ Cell, Intermediate and poor-risk metastatic germ cell tumours

Ruth Elling -
Emily Greengard
Phase III
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