Head and Neck Cancer Vitals for June 2017

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We screened 1,014 studies on Head and Neck Cancer this month. These are the most important.

HNSCC: what factors affect survival after recurrence?

Source: JAMA Oncol

  • Subsite and human papillomavirus/p16 status are associated with the survival of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) after recurrence.
  • Patterns of treatment failure are not well understood for these patients.


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HNSCC: CCO issues guidelines for systemic therapy

Source: Curr Oncol

  • Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) has released clinical practice guidelines for systemic therapy in the curative treatment of locally advanced, nonmetastatic HNSCC.
  • Recent data from randomized controlled trials have implications for proper patient treatment.

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PTC: does extent of neck dissection predict recurrence?

Source: J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg