Current approaches to head and neck cancer treatment
MUDr. Milan Vošmik, Ph.D.
Klinika onkologie radioterapie LF UK a FN Hradec Králové
The present review summarizes current treatment approaches for head and neck tumors. The basic therapeutic modalities for squamous cell carcinomas are surgery and radiotherapy. Systemic treatment is a part of concurrent chemoradiotherapy or it is indicated with a palliative intent alone. A new approach to palliative treatment is the use of immunotherapy. A partly different approach compared to other head and neck tumors is taken into consideration in nasopharyngeal cancer and salivary gland tumors.
head and neck cancer, surgery, radiotherapy, systemic treatment
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