ACR Appropriateness Criteria®: Local-Regional Therapy for Resectable Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinomas

Harry Quon, Sue S. Yom, Madhur Kumar Garg, Joshua Lawson, Mark W. McDonald, John A. Ridge, Nabil Saba, Joseph Salama, Richard Smith, Anamaria Reyna Yeung, Jonathan J. Beitler

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The optimal management of resectable oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas is controversial with many treatment options, both surgical and nonsurgical approaches, supported by published experiences with no randomized trials comparing commonly accepted treatments. The treatment decisions are further complicated by the need for local-regional disease control and competing goals to preserve salivary and swallow function. Treatment decisions may also be affected by tumor and patient related factors and a history of environmental exposure to tobacco and evidence of human papilloma virus. We summarize the published literature and provide treatment consensus derived from the modified Delphi methodology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-192
Number of pages18
JournalCurrent Problems in Cancer
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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