Head and neck cancers, version 2.2020

Academic Article


  • Treatment is complex for patients with head and neck (H&N) cancers with specific site of disease, stage, and pathologic findings guiding treatment decision-making. Treatment planning for H&N cancers involves a multidisciplinary team of experts. This article describes supportive care recommendations in the NCCN Guidelines for Head and Neck Cancers, as well as the rationale supporting a new section on imaging recommendations for patients with H&N cancers. This article also describes updates to treatment recommendations for patients with very advanced H&N cancers and salivary gland tumors, specifically systemic therapy recommendations.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Pfister DG; Spencer S; Adelstein D; Adkins D; Anzai Y; Brizel DM; Bruce JY; Busse PM; Caudell JJ; Cmelak AJ
  • Start Page

  • 873
  • End Page

  • 898
  • Volume

  • 18
  • Issue

  • 7