Distant metastases from head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Part III. Treatment

Missak Haigentz, Dana M. Hartl, Carl E. Silver, Johannes A. Langendijk, Primoz Strojan, Vinidh Paleri, Remco de Bree, Jean-Pascal Machiels, Marc Hamoir, Alessandra Rinaldo, Daniela Paccagnella, Ashok R. Shaha, Robert P. Takes, Alfio Ferlito*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Distant metastases from head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), though rare at initial presentation, remain an important manifestation of cancer recurrence and mortality. Although generally considered incurable with a dismal prognosis despite palliative therapy, highly selected patients with distant metastases may have a long term survival benefit from aggressive surgery or radiotherapy. Advances in systemic treatments also may improve patient survival. This article reviews the current state of management of HNSCC patients with distant metastases. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)787-793
Aantal pagina's7
TijdschriftOral Oncology
Nummer van het tijdschrift9
StatusPublished - sep-2012

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