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Photodynamic Therapy for Head and Neck Lesions in the Subtropics

Francisco Civantos

Dysplastic lesions of the oral cavity and larynx are extremely common and are largely being ignored, declared Francisco Civantos, MD, FACS, Co-Director of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

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Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression

Meic H. Schmidt, Paul Klimo Jr, and Frank D. Vrionis

. The surgical treatment of metastatic disease of the spine . Radiother Oncol 2000 ; 56 : 335 – 339 . 46 Jonsson B Sjostrom L Olerud C . Outcome after limited posterior surgery for thoracic and lumbar spine metastases . Eur Spine J 1996

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Trends in Neoadjuvant Approaches in Pancreatic Cancer

Lingling Du and Andrea Wang-Gillam

have a better chance of depleting micrometastases, and it helps identify patients with aggressive tumor who are unlikely to benefit from surgery. Additionally, possible tumor shrinkage from neoadjuvant therapy may improve the R0 resection rate in

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Esophageal and Esophagogastric Junction Cancers, Version 2.2019, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology

Jaffer A. Ajani, Thomas A. D’Amico, David J. Bentrem, Joseph Chao, Carlos Corvera, Prajnan Das, Crystal S. Denlinger, Peter C. Enzinger, Paul Fanta, Farhood Farjah, Hans Gerdes, Michael Gibson, Robert E. Glasgow, James A. Hayman, Steven Hochwald, Wayne L. Hofstetter, David H. Ilson, Dawn Jaroszewski, Kimberly L. Johung, Rajesh N. Keswani, Lawrence R. Kleinberg, Stephen Leong, Quan P. Ly, Kristina A. Matkowskyj, Michael McNamara, Mary F. Mulcahy, Ravi K. Paluri, Haeseong Park, Kyle A. Perry, Jose Pimiento, George A. Poultsides, Robert Roses, Vivian E. Strong, Georgia Wiesner, Christopher G. Willett, Cameron D. Wright, Nicole R. McMillian, and Lenora A. Pluchino

significant differences in outcome when comparing the same stage groups between patients receiving preoperative therapy versus those treated with surgery alone. This emphasizes the importance of having separate p and yp stage groupings to stage patients more

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Cervical Cancer

Wui-Jin Koh, Benjamin E. Greer, Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum, Sachin M. Apte, Susana M. Campos, John Chan, Kathleen R. Cho, David Cohn, Marta Ann Crispens, Nefertiti DuPont, Patricia J. Eifel, David K. Gaffney, Robert L. Giuntoli II, Ernest Han, Warner K. Huh, John R. Lurain III, Lainie Martin, Mark A. Morgan, David Mutch, Steven W. Remmenga, R. Kevin Reynolds, William Small Jr, Nelson Teng, Todd Tillmanns, Fidel A. Valea, Nicole R. McMillian, and Miranda Hughes

-stage cervical cancer is either surgery or radiation therapy (RT). Surgery is typically reserved for early-stage disease and smaller lesions, such as stage IA, IB1, and selected IIA1. 27 The panel agrees that concurrent chemoradiation is generally the primary

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Risk Assessment and Prophylaxis for VTE in Cancer Patients

Alok A. Khorana

recent studies have shown an overall low risk with contemporary catheters. 8 Cancer patients undergoing surgery have a 2-fold increased risk of postoperative VTE compared with noncancer patients, and this elevation in risk can persist for up to 7 weeks

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Healthcare Access Dimensions and Guideline-Concordant Ovarian Cancer Treatment: SEER-Medicare Analysis of the ORCHiD Study

Mary Katherine Montes de Oca, Lauren E. Wilson, Rebecca A. Previs, Anjali Gupta, Ashwini Joshi, Bin Huang, Maria Pisu, Margaret Liang, Kevin C. Ward, Maria J. Schymura, Andrew Berchuck, and Tomi F. Akinyemiju

OC, including cancer-directed surgery and chemotherapy. 3 – 8 National guidelines for the treatment of advanced-stage OC recommend surgical staging and cytoreduction plus systemic chemotherapy. 9 Maximal cytoreductive surgery correlates with

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Thyroid Carcinoma, Version 2.2022, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology

Robert I Haddad, Lindsay Bischoff, Douglas Ball, Victor Bernet, Erik Blomain, Naifa Lamki Busaidy, Michael Campbell, Paxton Dickson, Quan-Yang Duh, Hormoz Ehya, Whitney S. Goldner, Theresa Guo, Megan Haymart, Shelby Holt, Jason P. Hunt, Andrei Iagaru, Fouad Kandeel, Dominick M. Lamonica, Susan Mandel, Stephanie Markovina, Bryan McIver, Christopher D. Raeburn, Rod Rezaee, John A. Ridge, Mara Y. Roth, Randall P. Scheri, Jatin P. Shah, Jennifer A. Sipos, Rebecca Sippel, Cord Sturgeon, Thomas N. Wang, Lori J. Wirth, Richard J. Wong, Michael Yeh, Carly J. Cassara, and Susan Darlow

is surgery, followed by radioactive iodine (RAI) ablation (iodine-131) in selected patients and thyroxine therapy in most patients. Imaging is performed before surgery to ascertain the extent of disease and to aid in the surgical decision

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Updates in the Management of Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

Presented by: Christopher G. Willett

discussion, noted Dr. Willett, particularly in patients who can be managed with standard surgery-based treatment algorithms. Studies have attempted to resolve this question by omitting RT in the therapeutic approach and assessing DFS, OS, and the extent of

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Adult Intradural Primary Spinal Cord Tumors

Kamran Aghayev, Frank Vrionis, and Marc C. Chamberlain

. Surgery Microsurgery is the cornerstone of spinal cord tumor treatment. Tumor type and grade have been shown to be the most important factors affecting outcome ( Table 3 ). Surgery allows tissue sampling, and consequently a pathologic diagnosis with