Advances in the systemic treatment of head and neck cancers

@article{Specenier2010AdvancesIT,
  title={Advances in the systemic treatment of head and neck cancers},
  author={P. Specenier and J. Vermorken},
  journal={Current Opinion in Oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={22},
  pages={200–205}
}
  • P. Specenier, J. Vermorken
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Oncology
  • Purpose of review To summarize the recent literature on the treatment of recurrent and metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Recent findings Multiple targeted therapies and novel combinations of chemotherapeutic agents were tested. Summary In a large randomized phase III trial, the addition of cetuximab to platin-based chemotherapy led to a significant prolongation of overall survival. The combination of cetuximab and platin/5-fluorouracil should be considered the current… CONTINUE READING
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