Head and Neck Cancers, Version 1.2015.

  title={Head and Neck Cancers, Version 1.2015.},
  author={David G. Pfister and Sharon Spencer and David M. Brizel and Barbara Burtness and Paul M. Busse and Jimmy J. Caudell and Anthony J. Cmelak and Alexander Dimitrios Colevas and Frank R. Dunphy and David W. Eisele and Robert L. Foote and Jill Gilbert and Maura L. Gillison and Robert I. Haddad and Bruce H. Haughey and Wesley L. Hicks and Ying Jia Hitchcock and Antonio J. Jimeno and Merrill S. Kies and W M Lydiatt and Ellie G Maghami and Thomas V. McCaffrey and Loren K. Mell and Bharat B. Mittal and Harlan A Pinto and John Andrew Ridge and Cristina P Rodriguez and Sandeep Samant and Jatin P Shah and Randal S. Weber and G T Wolf and Frank M Worden and Sue S Yom and Nicole R. McMillian and Miranda Hughes},
  journal={Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN},
  volume={13 7},
  pages={847-55; quiz 856}
These NCCN Guidelines Insights focus on recent updates to the 2015 NCCN Guidelines for Head and Neck (H&N) Cancers. These Insights describe the different types of particle therapy that may be used to treat H&N cancers, in contrast to traditional radiation therapy (RT) with photons (x-ray). Research is ongoing regarding the different types of particle therapy, including protons and carbon ions, with the goals of reducing the long-term side effects from RT and improving the therapeutic index. For… CONTINUE READING