AHNS Series: Do you know your guidelines? Principles of surgery for head and neck cancer: A review of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines

Head Neck. 2017 Apr;39(4):791-796. doi: 10.1002/hed.24654. Epub 2016 Dec 16.


This article continues a series developed by the American Head and Neck Society's Education Committee entitled "Do you know your guidelines?" It is hoped that these features will increase awareness of and adherence to current best practices in head and neck cancer care. In this installment, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for surgical therapy are reviewed. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck 39: 791-796, 2017.

Keywords: National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN); head and neck cancer; surgical planning; surgical principles; upper aerodigestive tract.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Clinical Competence
  • Female
  • Guideline Adherence*
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / pathology
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neck Dissection / education*
  • Neck Dissection / standards
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy / standards
  • Societies, Medical
  • Surgeons / education*