SEOM clinical guidelines for the treatment of head and neck cancer (HNC) 2013
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- Mesía, R., Pastor, M., Grau, J.J. et al. Clin Transl Oncol (2013) 15: 1018. doi:10.1007/s12094-013-1096-z
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Head and neck cancer represents 5 % of oncologic cases in adults. Early stage treatments are local with surgery and/or radiotherapy. For locally advanced stages, treatment requires radiotherapy combined with platinum-based drugs or cetuximab. Induction chemotherapy should be considered for selected cases. In the case of metastatic disease, adjuvant or palliative treatment is based on platinum agents and cetuximab.