Postoperative strategies after primary surgery for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

@article{Langendijk2010PostoperativeSA,
  title={Postoperative strategies after primary surgery for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.},
  author={Johannes A. Langendijk and Alfio Ferlito and Robert P. Takes and Juan Pablo Rodrigo and Carl Su{\'a}rez and Primo Strojan and Missak Haigentz and A. Mezzarane Rinaldo},
  journal={Oral oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={46 8},
  pages={
          577-85
        }
}
This review discusses the role of adjuvant treatment after curative surgery for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). In general, patients with unfavourable prognostic factors have a high-risk of loco-regional recurrence and subsequent worse survival after surgery alone and are therefore considered proper candidates for adjuvant treatment by either postoperative radiotherapy alone or postoperative chemoradiation. Selection of the most optimal adjuvant treatment strategy… CONTINUE READING
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