Cancers of the Head and Neck: Advances in Surgical Therapy, Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy

Cancers of the Head and Neck Advances in Surgical Therapy Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy Cancers of the head and neck are among the most morbid of cancers Convention al surgery and or radiation therapy have a high cure rate for patients with early stage disease However despite optimal tr

  • Title: Cancers of the Head and Neck: Advances in Surgical Therapy, Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy
  • Author: Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs
  • ISBN: 9780898388251
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Cancers of the head and neck are among the most morbid of cancers Convention al surgery and or radiation therapy have a high cure rate for patients with early stage disease However, despite optimal treatment with surgery and radiotherapy, patients with nodal spread or extensive local disease have a low cure rate Even if a cancer is cured, a patient is often left with lCancers of the head and neck are among the most morbid of cancers Convention al surgery and or radiation therapy have a high cure rate for patients with early stage disease However, despite optimal treatment with surgery and radiotherapy, patients with nodal spread or extensive local disease have a low cure rate Even if a cancer is cured, a patient is often left with long term debilities from the treatment and or cancer The major causes for decreased survival in patients with advanced head and neck cancer include local recurrence, distant metastases, and second primaries All of these need to be addressed if one is to improve upon the curability of advanced disease There are several new techniques, surgical and radiotherapeutic, designed to improve local control Brachytherapy, or interstitial implantation, delivers a high dose of localized radiation with minimal normal tissue injury This technique as discussed by Goffinet, may be even efficacious when combined with hyperthermia New, creative methods of radiation therapy delivery, such as the use of multiple fractions per day, as discussed by Parsons and Million, are also contributing to long term local control Laser therapy, discussed by Ossoff and Nemeroff, provides another tool for treatment of local disease.

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    About “Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs”

    1. Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs

      Charlotte D Jacobs, M.D is the Ben and A Jess Shenson Professor of Medicine Emerita at Stanford University She graduated from the University of Rochester and studied medicine at Washington University in St Louis.

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