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Childhood Germ Cell Tumor Treatment

Treatment for germ cell tumors depends upon the child’s age and overall health, the types of tissues present in the tumor and its location, the child’s tolerance for specific types of procedures and the prognosis.

Treatment almost always includes surgery, but some types of germ cell tumors are also treated with chemotherapy, radiation and/or bone marrow transplantation. The introduction of platinum-based chemotherapy has improved the survival rate dramatically.

If your child has been diagnosed with a germ cell tumor, we’re here to help. Call 1-877-632-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

Our Childhood Germ Cell Tumor Clinical Trials

The most innovative treatments for childhood solid tumors are offered as part of clinical trials, which are closely monitored studies to test the safety and effectiveness of new treatments. Go to MD Anderson's list of current pediatric clinical trials to see if your child might be eligible.

You can also visit our Clinical Trials database or speak to your doctor.

Why Choose MD Anderson?

  • The Children’s Cancer Hospital is within one of the top-ranked cancer centers in America
  • Access to novel therapies and state-of-the-art technologies before most children’s hospitals
  • We see more types of cancer than any other children’s hospital in Texas
  • Family-centered care that actively involves parents in their child’s treatment
  • A strong cancer research program focused on developing new therapies for pediatric patients
  • Comprehensive support services such as an accredited school program, creative arts, child life and career counseling
  • An Adolescent and Young Adult Program that specializes in the unique medical and psychological needs of patients aged 15-25

Childhood Germ Cell Tumors Knowledge Center

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