Head and Neck Cancers, Version 1.2022 Featured Updates to the NCCN Guidelines

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  • The NCCN Guidelines for Head and Neck Cancers address tumors arising in the oral cavity (including mucosal lip), pharynx, larynx, and paranasal sinuses. Occult primary cancer, salivary gland cancer, and mucosal melanoma (MM) are also addressed. The specific site of disease, stage, and pathologic findings guide treatment (eg, the appropriate surgical procedure, radiation targets, dose and fractionation of radiation, indications for systemic therapy). The NCCN Head and Neck Cancers Panel meets at least annually to review comments from reviewers within their institutions, examine relevant new data from publications and abstracts, and reevaluate and update their recommendations. These NCCN Guidelines Insights summarize the panel’s most recent recommendations regarding management of HPV-positive oropharynx cancer and ongoing research in this area.
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  • Caudell JJ; Gillison ML; Maghami E; Spencer S; Pfister DG; Adkins D; Birkeland AC; Brizel DM; Busse PM; Cmelak AJ
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  • 225
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  • 234
  • Volume

  • 20
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  • 3