Table 86.3Therapeutic Approaches in Head and Neck Cancer

Definitive surgery (S)
Definitive radiation therapy (RT)
Surgery and planned preoperative or postoperative RT
Definitive radiation therapy (RT) with surgery reserved for salvage of recurrence
Palliative RT
Palliative chemotherapy
Induction chemotherapy and S or RT
Induction chemotherapy with curative RT (organ perservation)
Concomitant chemoradiotherapy
S or RT and adjuvant chemotherapy
RT and adjunctive hyperthermia or radiosensitizers
Altered fractionation RT
Immunobiologic therapy

From: Chapter 86, Head and Neck Cancer

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Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine. 5th edition.
Bast RC Jr, Kufe DW, Pollock RE, et al., editors.
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