Current Oncology Reports

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 129–133

Induction chemotherapy for squamous cancer of the head and neck


DOI: 10.1007/s11912-007-0010-7

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Kies, M.S. Curr Oncol Rep (2007) 9: 129. doi:10.1007/s11912-007-0010-7


This paper reviews the efficacy and hazard of sequential combined treatment programs for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. These regimens consist of initial systemic chemotherapy, known as neoadjuvant or induction chemotherapy, followed by radiation with or without concomitant chemotherapy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical OncologyUniversity of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA