Long-term neck control rates after complete response to chemoradiation in patients with advanced head and neck cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
  • Cisplatin
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • Lymph Nodes

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • October 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/COC.0b013e31816a6208

PubMed ID

  • 18838883

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 465

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 31

number

  • 5