Clinical and Translational Oncology

, Volume 15, Issue 12, pp 1018–1024 | Cite as

SEOM clinical guidelines for the treatment of head and neck cancer (HNC) 2013

Clinical Guides in Oncology


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.


Head and neck cancer Induction chemotherapy TPF Cetuximab EXTREME ERBITAX 


Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest relating to the publication of this manuscript.


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© Federación de Sociedades Españolas de Oncología (FESEO) 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Mesía
    • 1
  • M. Pastor
    • 2
  • J. J. Grau
    • 3
  • E. del Barco
    • 4
  1. 1.Servicio de Oncología MédicaInstitut Català d’Oncologia-L’HopsitaletBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Servicio de Oncología MédicaHospital General Universitario La FeValenciaSpain
  3. 3.Servicio de Oncología MédicaHospital Clinic deBarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.Servicio de Oncología MédicaHospital Universitario de SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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