Transoral resection of pharyngeal cancer: Summary of a National Cancer Institute Head and Neck Cancer Steering Committee Clinical Trials Planning Meeting, November 6–7, 2011, Arlington, Virginia

@article{Adelstein2012TransoralRO,
  title={Transoral resection of pharyngeal cancer: Summary of a National Cancer Institute Head and Neck Cancer Steering Committee Clinical Trials Planning Meeting, November 6–7, 2011, Arlington, Virginia},
  author={David J. Adelstein and John Andrew Ridge and David M. Brizel and Floyd Christopher Holsinger and Bruce H. Haughey and Brian O'Sullivan and Eric M Genden and Jonathan J. Beitler and Gregory S. Weinstein and Harry Quon and Douglas B. Chepeha and Robert L Ferris and Randal S Weber and Benjamin Movsas and John N. Waldron and Val J. Lowe and Scott D. Ramsey and Judith B. Manola and Bevan Yueh and Thomas E. Carey and Justin E Bekelman and Andre A. Konski and Eric J Moore and Arlene A. Forastiere and David E. Schuller and Jean Lynn and Claudio Dansky Ullmann},
  journal={Head \& Neck},
  year={2012},
  volume={34}
}
Recent advances now permit resection of many pharyngeal tumors through the open mouth, an approach that can greatly reduce the morbidity of surgical exposure. These transoral techniques are being rapidly adopted by the surgical community and hold considerable promise. On November 6–7, 2011, the National Cancer Institute sponsored a Clinical Trials Planning Meeting to address how to further investigate the use of transoral surgery, both in the good prognosis human papillomavirus (HPV)–initiated… 

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