What is the utility of 12- and 24-month PET-CT surveillance in detecting recurrence in patients with head and neck cancer?
Articles tagged with "head and neck cancer"
Does percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) use cause dysphagia in head and neck cancer patients? Background: PEG use is common in patients who undergo radiotherapy for head and neck cancer to maintain weight and nutrition during treatment. However, the true effect of PEG use on weight maintenance and its potential impact on long-term dysphagia outcomes have […]
Balancing the risks and benefits of concurrent reirradiation and chemotherapy for recurrent head and neck cancers is difficult for physicians at even the most experienced centers. Research recently published in Cancer, however, suggests that selection of patients who may benefit from this therapy should be based on the patient’s previous treatment and the amount of time that has elapsed since initial treatment…
Dr. Johnson gave the presentation at COSM 2011.
Chemoradiation therapy (CRT) for head and neck cancer is overused at some centers in patients with early-stage laryngeal cancer, and more care should be taken not to overtreat patients with therapy that can have toxic effects, said invited lecturer Jonas Johnson, MD, at the Annual Meeting of the Triological Society, held here on April 29 as part of the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings.
Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (Q-PCR) can be a valuable tool in the operating room to determine whether head and neck cancer patients should go on to elective neck dissection, researchers said here on April 29 at the Annual Meeting of the Triological Society, held as part of the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings.
What are the patient variables associated with swallowing dysfunction in head and neck cancer (HNCa) patients prior to intervention? Background: Recent studies have shown that pretreatment deficits are common in HNCa patients, particularly those with advanced stage disease. Further, the research has shown poor correlation between measurable deficits and patients’ perceptions of these deficits. Determining aspiration […]
Which treatment for Tis/T1 glottic carcinoma among adult patients, transoral CO2 laser excision (TOL) or external beam radiation (XRT), is superior in terms of cost utility? Background: Cancer of the larynx is the most common head and neck cancer, with 75 percent of cases confined to the level of the glottis. The goal of treatment for […]