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Timing of chemotherapy as part of multi-modality treatment in patients with advanced head and neck cancer

  • Muhyi Al-Sarraf
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 32)

Abstract

Patients with locally advanced (stage III and IV) squamous cancer of the head and neck have had poor prognosis in spite of standard therapy [1–10]. For those patients with operable and resectable disease the accepted conventional treatments are:
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    surgery alone;

     
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    pre-operative radiotherapy followed by surgery;

     
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    surgery followed by radiotherapy;

     
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    radiotherapy alone.

     

Keywords

Neck Cancer Multimodality Treatment Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Multimodality Therapy Definitive Therapy 
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