Systemic therapy in the palliative management of advanced salivary gland cancers.

  title={Systemic therapy in the palliative management of advanced salivary gland cancers.},
  author={Scott A. Laurie and Lisa Licitra},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={24 17},
Cancers of the salivary glands are unusual lesions that vary widely in their histologic appearance and molecular characteristics. Likewise, there is a wide spectrum of biologic behavior, ranging from low-grade, minimally invasive tumors, to highly lethal malignancies. There are few data on the role of systemic therapies in the management of these cancers, and chemotherapy is generally reserved for the palliative management of advanced disease that is not amenable to local therapies such as… CONTINUE READING


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