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This is a comprehensive summary of the current state of the art research and treatment.
Written by clinicians specializing in speech-language pathology, otolaryngology, medical and radiation oncology, pathology, nurse case management, radiology, dietics, among other fields, this collection of authors provides one of the most complete presentations of the inner workings of the multidisciplinary care team.
The adult cases of head and neck cancer reviewed in this text exemplify current practice issues surrounding HPV, minimally invasive robotic surgery and combined modality treatments. Each author threads introductory comments throughout the cases illustrating the critical role of the speech-language pathologist, in particular, and how all clinicians must address coping with survivorship and caregiver burden issues.
Cases in Head and Neck Cancer intends to teach future medical practitioners how to approach the complexities associated with head and neck cancer. Its vast number of images and videos allow for experiential driven classroom activities. This text will be an invaluable resource for the education of speech-language pathologists, medical students, nurse care managers, dieticians, and any person involved in a head and neck cancer team.
Head and Neck Cancer addresses a wide range of topics under the broad heading of head and neck oncology. In the initial section, the authors address therapeutic approaches with chapters on current and future treatments. Coverage is extensive and includes articles on IMRT, combined modality treatments, the use of targeted agents in conjunction with chemotherapy, the use of transoral robotic surgery followed by postoperative radiation therapy, and the use of particle therapy. The second section addresses issues of health services and covers palliative care, how to assess toxicity in patients, and issues of interpreting and integrating classic study data into treatment decisions. The third section examines the factors influencing clinical decisions ranging including biomarkers and image guidance. .Radiation Medicine Rounds features :
In-depth, up-to-date expert reviews and analysis of major new developments in all areas of Radiation Medicine Each issue edited by an authority in that subject area Each issue focused on a single major topic in Radiation Medicine, providing coverage of advances in radiation science, radiation medicine technology, radiation medicine practice, and assessment of recent quality and outcome studies
Series Description: Radiation Medicine Rounds is a review series providing a thorough analysis of new scientific, technologic, and clinical advances in all areas of radiation medicine. There will be an emphasis throughout on multidisciplinary approaches to the specialty, as well as an emphasis on quality and outcomes analysis. The goal is to provide authoritative, thorough assessment of a wide range of "hot topics" and emerging new data for the entire specialty of radiation medicine.
Special features:Brings together all the current evidence and expertise on the epidemiology, risk factors, clinical and imaging evaluation, and management of recurrent head and neck cancer tumorsIncludes both curative and palliative approaches, and discusses surgical, radiotherapeutic, and chemotherapeutic strategic options Contains substantial contributions by specialists in speech and language therapy, palliative care, psychology, epidemiology, and clinical cancer nursing to provide a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to the management of recurrence of head and neck cancers Brings the decision-making process to life with illustrative case studies that contain patient histories, clinical findings, treatment planning, and documented results
The combination of the most recent clinical advances with the latest thinking in the field makes this book an essential resource for all head and neck surgeons, clinical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurse practitioners, allied health professionals and senior trainees working to improve patient management and outcomes in this challenging arena.
The treatment of head and neck cancer is extremely challenging and involves insight and expertise from multiple disciplines. Multidisciplinary Management of Head and Neck Cancer is a comprehensive textbook looking at different aspects of head and neck cancer, including the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for patients with this disease. The chapters written by world-renowned experts cover the entire discipline of head and neck oncology and include discussion of the role of HPV infections, advances in radiotherapy, new surgical techniques, novel agents in thyroid therapy and more. The book is designed to be both practical and comprehensive for the physicians treating this complex disease.
Features of Multidisciplinary Management of Head and Neck Cancer include: A chapter on the role of HPV infections in head and neck cancer A chapter on new advances in radiotherapy for head and neck cancer, including review IMRT, new standards and potential pitfalls Detailed discussion of the role of chemotherapy in head and neck cancer, including commonly used drugs and how to combine them with radiotherapy to improve patient outcomes Detailed discussion on incorporating novel agents with radiotherapy Detailed discussion of novel therapeutics in head and neck cancer, including new drugs and biologics
Opening with the history of transoral surgery, the book goes on to address endoscopic anatomy, general techniques, as well as tips for analysis and pathologic considerations, and provides comprehensive coverage of surgeries for the head and neck subsites. Also included are valuable chapters on surgery for chemoradiation failures, reconstruction techniques for surgical defects, and oncologic and functional outcomes using open surgery, chemoradiation, and transoral surgery. To supplement the text and provide additional visualization of the concepts described, video footage of transoral surgery techniques for various head and neck primary cancer sites are included.
Through this highly relevant text, physicians not only learn the technical aspects of transoral surgery for head and neck cancer, but also its importance in the treatment of these patients.
Logical, user-friendly organization incorporates chapter outlines, learning objectives, case histories, and chapter summaries to reinforce understanding and create a more efficient learning experience.
Clinically relevant case examples and critical thinking questions throughout the text help you prepare for the clinical setting and strengthen your decision-making skills.
Companion Evolve Resources website clarifies key diagnostic procedures with detailed video clips.