Journal Article

Adjuvant treatment for post-operative head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

Naomi Kiyota, Makoto Tahara and Masato Fujii

in Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology

Volume 45, issue 1, pages 2-6
Published in print January 2015 | ISSN: 0368-2811
Published online November 2014 | e-ISSN: 1465-3621 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jjco/hyu195
Adjuvant treatment for post-operative head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

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One of the mainstays of treatment for locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma is surgery. However, for post-operative patients with high-risk factors for recurrence, surgery alone is insufficient and improving survival requires adjuvant treatment after surgery. Unlike with most other malignancies, the standard adjuvant treatment for post-operative head and neck cancer patients with high-risk factors for recurrence is radiotherapy concurrent with chemotherapy. This review article focuses on the history and future perspectives of adjuvant treatment for post-operative head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Keywords: head and neck cancer; high-risk factors for recurrence; adjuvant treatment; chemoradiotherapy

Journal Article.  3303 words. 

Subjects: Clinical Medicine ; Medical Oncology ; Radiation Oncology ; Surgical Oncology

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