Failure at distant sites following multimodality treatment for advanced head and neck cancer.

@article{Vikram1984FailureAD,
  title={Failure at distant sites following multimodality treatment for advanced head and neck cancer.},
  author={B. Sreenivasa Vikram and Elliot W Strong and Jatin P Shah and Ronald H. Spiro},
  journal={Head & neck surgery},
  year={1984},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={730-3}
}
Failure at distant sites has generally not been regarded as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in head and neck cancer. Among patients with advanced cancer of the mouth and throat, treated at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center between 1960 and 1965, over 75% succumbed because of failure to control the disease, but distant metastases were the primary cause of failure in only 4%. More recently, with better local-regional control of cancer using multimodality treatment, failure at… CONTINUE READING

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