Research on the factors that determine the course and prognosis of head and neck cancers has now reached the stage where a synoptic review is in order, to draw together those aspects that are of most importance for patient management. Oncologists and Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgeons alike will benefit greatly from this distillation of the clinically relevant aspects of the subject.
Table of Contents
Epidemiology. Statistics. Epidemiology of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
General patient factors. Prior malignancies. Psychology and quality of life.
Immune biomarkers. General tumor factors. Histopathology. Prognosis in premalignant lesions.
Imaging characteristics of the primary tumor. Imaging characteristics of regional metastasis.
Prediction of regional metastasis. Distant metastasis. Demographic factors. Treatment factors.
Prediction of survival with statistical models. Data mining and knowledge discovery.
OncologIQ. Prognostigram. Prognosis in patients with parotid carcinoma
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