Topical Collection "New Frontiers in Head and Neck Oncology"

A topical collection in Current Oncology (ISSN 1718-7729). This collection belongs to the section "Head and Neck Oncology".


Dr. George Shenouda
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Collection Editor
Department of Radiation Oncology, McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, QC, Canada
Interests: head and neck oncology; brain tumors

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

The field of head and neck oncology is evolving very rapidly. The importance of achieving an uncomplicated cure has become very clear to all healthcare professionals in this area. Moreover, the continuously increasing incidence of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer in young and usually healthy patients has stimulated significant clinical research to de-intensify treatment in current clinical trials around the world. At the same time, there is an increase in life expectancy and patients presenting with curable disease in their seventies and eighties. New therapeutic approaches are needed to provide adequate therapy in the context of treatment-related side effects. This is another area of urgent research to achieve a better therapeutic ratio without increasing patients’ symptoms burden. In addition, the importance of patient-reported outcomes (PRO) and QOL are essential components of all attempts to better understand the impact of treatment on patients and how we can improve their experience. 

Dr. George Shenouda
Collection Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Head and neck cancer
  • Oropharyngeal HPV-related cancer
  • Treatment de-intensification
  • Patient-reported outcomes
  • Quality of Life

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