Cancer of the Oral Cavity, Pharynx and Larynx

Evidence-Based Decision Making

  • Jesus E. Medina
  • Nilesh R. Vasan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Nilesh R. Vasan
    Pages 1-2
  3. Jesus E. Medina, Nilesh R. Vasan, Anthony Alleman
    Pages 3-26
  4. Nilesh R. Vasan, Jesus E. Medina, Anthony Alleman
    Pages 27-49
  5. Greg Krempl, Anthony Alleman
    Pages 51-63
  6. Trinitia Y. Cannon, Keren Bartal
    Pages 65-82
  7. Jesus E. Medina
    Pages 83-112
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 113-116

About this book


Written for residents and practitioners of otolaryngology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and maxiollofacial surgery, this book provides the reader with a comprehensive, concise discussion of the best evidence available on which to base clinical decisions needed when managing patients with squamous cell carcinomas of the oral cavity, pharynx and larynx. Because of its accessible and practical format, this book is considerably different than other related titles on the market. Formatted with questions at the beginning of each chapter that are then answered with evidence and best practices available for each case, each chapter addresses situations the clinician is likely to face in the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of a patient with cancer of the head and neck.​

Most clinical decisions in the management of cancers of the head and neck region are based on the results of a few controlled, randomized clinical trial trials (Evidence Level I). However, most decision-making is based on the results of case-control studies (Evidence Level II), descriptive studies, reports of expert committees, or opinions of respected authorities (Evidence Level III). This information is scattered throughout the literature and often comingled with information about other topics. Therefore, there is a need for a publication in which the evidence pertinent to making decisions regarding a particular clinical problem is distilled from the literature and presented in a single concise, clinical, situation-driven source. Cancer of the Oral Cavity, Pharynx and Larynx: Evidence-Based Decision Making is just such a resource.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jesus E. Medina
    • 1
  • Nilesh R. Vasan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyUniversity of Oklahoma College of MedicineOklahoma CityUSA
  2. 2.College of MedicineUniversity of Oklahoma College of MedicineOklahoma CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18629-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18630-6
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