Current treatment of head and neck squamous cell cancer

J Surg Oncol. 2014 Oct;110(5):551-74. doi: 10.1002/jso.23724. Epub 2014 Jul 23.


Head and neck cancer is a heterogenous group of cancers involving the upper aerodigestive tract. In this review article, the most common sites will be discussed, including the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, and larynx. Etiology and epidemiology will be discussed followed by staging, treatment, and survival.

Keywords: chemotherapy; head and neck; outcomes; radiation; squamous cell cancer; surgery.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / therapy*
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Hypopharyngeal Neoplasms / therapy
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / therapy
  • Mouth Neoplasms / therapy
  • Oropharyngeal Neoplasms / therapy