Head and neck cancers: Advantages of advanced radiation therapy and importance of supportive care

Academic Article

Abstract

  • For more than a decade, the incidence of head and neck cancers has been increasing in the United States. Worldwide, they are the ninth most common cancer. Today, newer advances in radiotherapy (RT), such as fractionation, 4-dimensional cone-beam CT, and intensitymodulated RT, have provided clinicians with the opportunity for improved patient outcomes. At the NCCN 23rd Annual Conference, Sharon Spencer, MD, described the advantages of advances in RT and the means to mitigate untoward side effects.
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    Author List

  • Spencer S
  • Start Page

  • 666
  • End Page

  • 669
  • Volume

  • 16
  • Issue

  • 5S