For patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma receiving transoral robotic surgery, adjuvant radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy should be avoided if possible, according to a long-term functional and quality-of-life outcomes study.
A stepped care program has been deemed more cost-effective than care-as-usual in patients with head and neck cancer or lung cancer who have psychological distress, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Patients with recurrent or metastatic squamous-cell carcinoma of the head and neck may benefit more from treatment with nivolumab than standard, single agent therapy, according to results from a trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Despite conflicting prospective evidence, most elderly patients with locoregionally advanced head and neck cancer treated with definitive radiotherapy also receive systemic therapy, according to results from a study published in Cancer.
The number of positive nodes is a better indicator of prognosis in patients with head and neck cancer than lymph node ratio and the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system, according to a recent study.