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Orofacial Supportive Care in Cancer

A Contemporary Oral Oncology Perspective


  • Enables readers to identify and manage the orofacial complications of cancer therapy

  • Describes presenting symptoms and signs

  • Offers a handy resource for use in daily practice

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction to Modern Cancer Diagnosis and Survivorship

    • Raj Nair, Ramil Nair, Stephen T. Sonis
    Pages 1-9
  3. Hematologic Malignancies, Classification, and Update on Modern Interventions

    • Manidhar Reddy Lekkala, Jane Liesveld
    Pages 11-22
  4. Oral Mucositis

    • Ragda Abdalla-Aslan, Hannah Wardill, Sharon Elad
    Pages 49-97
  5. Oral Bacterial, Viral, and Fungal Infections

    • Yuanming Xu, Alessandro Villa
    Pages 99-114
  6. Soft Tissue and Hard Tissue Necrosis

    • Mel Mupparapu, Sunday O. Akintoye
    Pages 127-137
  7. Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and Trismus in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

    • Waseem Abboud, George Dimitroulis, Noam Yarom
    Pages 139-151
  8. Drug-Specific Orofacial Complications of Novel Anti-cancer Therapies

    • Harry M. Gasper, Jasotha Sanmugarajah
    Pages 153-169
  9. Dysphagia in Head and Neck Cancer

    • Barbara A. Murphy, Kyle Mannion, Kenneth Niermann
    Pages 171-186
  10. Chemosensory Dysfunction in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

    • Kenneth Niermann, Barbara A. Murphy
    Pages 187-196
  11. Orofacial Supportive Care in Paediatric Cancer

    • Alessandra Majorana, Elena Bardellini
    Pages 197-212
  12. Oral Graft-Versus-Host Disease

    • Alessandro Villa, Amal Bajonaid
    Pages 213-225
  13. Dental Diseases and Management

    • Leah M. Bowers, Michael T. Brennan
    Pages 227-238
  14. Interpretation of Investigations

    • Ian Olver
    Pages 239-254
  15. Photobiomodulation and Light Therapy in Oncology

    • Michael R. Hamblin
    Pages 255-286

About this book

This easy-to-use book equips clinicians and health care professionals with all the information that they will require in order to identify and manage orofacial complications of cancer therapy. Readers will find precise information on the presenting symptoms and signs associated with local or systemic complications associated with individual drugs or modes of therapy in cancer care. Guidance is provided whenever possible on the initial examinations to be performed in each circumstance and the investigations that can deliver a definitive diagnosis. The effective management of cancer complications are explained with the help of up to date clinical practice guidelines for the management of complications secondary to cancer therapy. In addition, an introductory section outlines contemporary principles of cancer management based on precision oral oncology principles. The text is supported by numerous highly informative clinical photographs, tables and a bibliography.


  • Complication managment in oral cancer
  • Haematological malignancies
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Consequences of cancer therapy
  • Guidelines for orofacial complication management

Editors and Affiliations

  • Oral Medicine and Oral Oncology, Griffith University, QLD, Australia

    Raj Nair

About the editor

Raj Nair, MS, PhD, MRACDS (OM), is an academic, researcher and clinician in oral medicine and oral oncology. He has served as the Deputy Head of School and currently PhD Convenor and Discipline Head of Oral Medicine/Oral Oncology, Oral Pathology and Human Diseases at Griffith University and senior Oral Oncology Consultant, Haematology and Oncology, Gold Coast University Hospital, Queensland Health, Australia. He is a member of the Menzies Health Institute Queensland with over 100 scientific publications, abstract presentations, books and book chapter contributions. He received his oral medicine/oncology clinical training as a fellow at Harvard and affiliated hospitals, USA and from the University of London, UK and his PhD from the University of Hong Kong in 1996. His research interests are in biomarkers for cancer using precision oncology and microbiome, photobiomodulation in cancer care and on treatment complications amongst cancer patients. He has been an invited consultant and reviewer for international clinical consensus, World Workshop in Oral Medicine, World Workshop in Oral Health and Diseases in AIDS and Oral Mucositis and Photobiomodulation in Cancer groups of Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer and International Association of Oral Oncology. He has several leadership roles including President, Oral Medicine/Pathology Group, Chair, Membership Recruitment Committee, former Chair of Fellowship Committee of the of the IADR; former Vice President, Editor and Director Board Member of the ISOO, founding Board Member of International Group in Light in Oncology-Barcelona; founding Member of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia and Board Member of World Association of Photobiomodulation. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Orofacial Supportive Care in Cancer

  • Book Subtitle: A Contemporary Oral Oncology Perspective

  • Editors: Raj Nair

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-86509-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-86510-8

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 286

  • Number of Illustrations: 5 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Dentistry, Internal Medicine

Buying options

eBook USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-86510-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)