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Solid Tumours and Update on Modern Medical Oncology Interventions

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Systemic therapy for head and neck cancers has been successfully used as single agents or combinations of agents for palliation of recurrent or metastatic disease. It can be used concomitantly with radiation therapy for definitive local therapy or relapse and for adjuvant therapy post-surgery. Chemotherapy has been the mainstay of systemic treatment, but modern interventions are incorporating immunotherapy in the form of monoclonal antibodies or checkpoint inhibitors to be added to current chemotherapy regimens.

Keywords

  • Head and neck
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemoradiotherapy
  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • Checkpoint inhibitors

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Olver, I. (2022). Solid Tumours and Update on Modern Medical Oncology Interventions. In: Nair, R. (eds) Orofacial Supportive Care in Cancer . Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-86510-8_3

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