Long-term neck control rates after complete response to chemoradiation in patients with advanced head and neck cancer
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Our data suggests that in patients with advanced neck disease who have a clinical complete response in the neck to chemoradiation long-term neck control is 85% or greater without neck dissection. Whether functional imaging or treatment response to induction chemotherapy would provide better discrimination of the 10% to 15% who may experience neck relapse is an important question for future research initiatives.