Foreword

Martin I. Resnick, MD

Consulting Editor

Martin I. Resnick, MD

Consulting Editor

Testicular tumors are the most common solid malignancies of young men; fortunately the majority of patients can expect their therapy to be curative in most instances. Based on tumor stage and histological type, these tumors, in distinction of other genitourinary malignancies, are amenable to multiple forms of therapy including surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Additionally, with the development of new staging techniques including imaging and tumor markers, surveillance is also an option in the properly selected patient.

In this issue of Urologic Clinics of North America, Dr. Sheinfeld has brought together recognized experts in the evaluation and treatment of these patients. Not only are the newly evolving techniques of retroperitoneal lymph node dissection discussed but also the management of patients with recurrent disease, which has proven to be successful in many. Additionally, the associated complications and morbidity of treatment is appropriately reviewed.

All physicians managing these patients, including urologists, radiation therapists, and medical oncologists will find the information in this monograph to be of value in caring for these patients. The information presented is up to date and is of significant clinical relevance.

Martin I. Resnick, MD Department of Urology University Hospitals Case Medical Center Cleveland, OH

E-mail address: [email protected]

Urol Clin N Am 34 (2007) xvii

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