Squamous Cell Head and Neck Cancer

Recent Clinical Progress and Prospects for the Future

  • David J. Adelstein

Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Gypsyamber D’Souza, Maura L. Gillison
    Pages 1-26
  3. Joseph Scharpf, Robert R. Lorenz
    Pages 27-42
  4. Lee M. Akst, Marshall Strome
    Pages 43-57
  5. Walter T. Lee, Ramon M. Esclamado
    Pages 69-78
  6. Ravi A. Shankar, Kenneth S. Hu, Louis B. Harrison
    Pages 93-113
  7. Theodore S. Hong, Wolfgang A. Tomé, Paul M. Harari
    Pages 115-124
  8. Anesa Ahamad, David I. Rosenthal, K. Kian Ang
    Pages 125-144
  9. Quynh-Thu Le, Amato J. Giaccia, J. Martin Brown
    Pages 145-163
  10. Marshall R. Posner, Lori Wirth, Roy B. Tishler, Charles M. Norris, Robert I. Haddad
    Pages 171-185
  11. David J. Adelstein
    Pages 187-195
  12. Jacques Bernier, Søren M. Bentzen
    Pages 197-210
  13. Eng-Huat Tan, Swan-Swan Leong, Terence Tan, Kam-Weng Fong, Joseph Wee
    Pages 211-225
  14. Tanguy Y. Seiwert, Ezra E. W. Cohen
    Pages 239-261
  15. Andrew Iskander, George H. Yoo
    Pages 263-278
  16. Nabil F. Saba, Fadlo R. Khuri
    Pages 279-303
  17. Allen C. Sherman, Ehab Hanna, Stephanie Simonton
    Pages 305-321
  18. Mellar P. Davis
    Pages 323-345
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 347-358

About this book


Although squamous cell head and neck cancer is not the most common cancer in the United States, it is an important and disabling malignancy that-through the advances recently achieved by multiple medical disciplines-serves as a model of multimodality solid tumor management. In Squamous Cell Head and Neck Cancer: Recent Clinical Progress and Prospects for the Future, leading expert physicians and investigators from around the world review the state of the art in the management of squamous cell head and neck cancer, with emphasis on coordinating different treatment modalities. The authors address several surgical issues, including laser-based surgery, larynx preservation approaches, salvage surgery, and neck management after non-operative treatment. They also discuss definitive radiation for larynx cancer, brachytherapy, altered fractionation radiation, intensity modulated radiation therapy, and the importance of tumor hypoxia, as well as the role of chemotherapy in sequential, concurrent, and adjuvant multimodality treatment schedules. Other topics of special interest include targeted and gene therapies, multimodality management of nasopharyngeal cancer, chemoprevention, toxicity modification, quality of life outcomes, symptom palliation, and epidemiology.
Comprehensive and authoritative, Squamous Cell Head and Neck Cancer: Recent Clinical Progress and Prospects for the Future offers head and surgeons, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists an interdisciplinary review of recent successes on multiple fronts in the treatment of this disease, as well as a blueprint for future investigation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David J. Adelstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Hematology and Medical OncologyCleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-473-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-938-7
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