Nasopharyngeal Cancer

Multidisciplinary Management

  • J. J. Lu
  • J. S. Cooper
  • A. W. M. Lee

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jun Ma, Sumei Cao
    Pages 1-7
  3. Mu-Sheng Zeng, Yi-Xin Zeng
    Pages 9-25
  4. Quynh-Thu Le, Jiade J. Lu
    Pages 27-40
  5. Pei-Jen Lou, Wan-Lun Hsu, Yin-Chu Chien, Chien-Jen Chen
    Pages 53-64
  6. Kwok Seng Loh
    Pages 65-70
  7. Thomas Choudary Putti, Kong-Bing Tan
    Pages 71-80
  8. Cheng Kang Ong, Vincent Fook Hin Chong
    Pages 81-93
  9. Jin-Ching Lin
    Pages 95-136
  10. Brigette B. Y. Ma, Anthony T. C. Chan
    Pages 149-160
  11. Ivan W. K. Tham, Jiade J. Lu
    Pages 233-240

About this book

Introduction

The past decade has witnessed significant progress in the diagnosis and treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer. Radiation therapy, used with curative intent, has undergone important technological advances, and combined chemotherapy and radiation has also become an established option. As a result, outcomes among patients with localized disease have improved markedly, with higher overall survival, better locoregional disease control, less treatment-induced toxicity, and better quality of life. However, most of the developments that have taken place are complex, and often not fully understood by physicians in general oncology practice without specialization in the treatment of head and neck cancer.

Against this background, Nasopharyngeal Cancer - Multidisciplinary Management aims to provide a comprehensive account of the current state of knowledge of nasopharyngeal cancer and its multidisciplinary management. The first ten chapters contain essential information on subjects such as epidemiology, pathogenesis, molecular biology, pathology, and the use of imaging in diagnosis and staging. Subsequent chapters examine in depth the various treatment options and explain combinations in a range of settings. Detailed attention is given to the roles of concurrent, adjuvant, and neoadjuvant chemotherapy and advanced radiotherapy techniques. Further chapters then explore surgical options, follow-up, treatment of metastatic disease, treatment-related and complications and nasopharyngeal cancer in children. This is an important book that meets an urgent need and will prove essential reading for the oncology community worldwide.

Keywords

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), Staging angiogenesis cancer radiotherapy carcinoma chemotherapy clinical oncology diagnosis imaging intensity-modulated radiation therapy metastatic disease nasopharyngeal cancer otorhinolaryngology surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • J. J. Lu
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. S. Cooper
    • 3
  • A. W. M. Lee
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyNational University Cancer Institute of Singapore National University Health System National University of SingaporeSingaporeRepublic of Singapore
  2. 2.Fudan University Shanghai Cancer CenterShanghaiP.R. China
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyMaimonides Cancer CenterBrooklynUSA
  4. 4.Department of Clinical OncologyPamela Youde Nethersole Eastern HospitalChai WanP.R. China

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-92810-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-92809-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-92810-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
  • About this book