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Patterns of care and outcomes of adjuvant therapy for high-risk head and neck cancer after surgery.

07:00 EST 16th February 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Patterns of care and outcomes of adjuvant therapy for high-risk head and neck cancer after surgery."

Postoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is considered standard of care in patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer with positive margins and/or extracapsular extension (ECE).

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Name: Head & neck
ISSN: 1097-0347
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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Drug therapy given to augment or stimulate some other form of treatment such as surgery or radiation therapy. Adjuvant chemotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.

Critical care treatment using intensive monitoring and aggressive management of perioperative hemodynamics in high risk patients,

Radiotherapy given to augment some other form of treatment such as surgery or chemotherapy. Adjuvant radiotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.

Reduction of high-risk choices and adoption of low-risk quantity and frequency alternatives.

Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.

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