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Head and Neck Neoplasms (Head and Neck Cancer) Summary

Description: Soft tissue tumors or cancer arising from the mucosal surfaces of the LIP; oral cavity; PHARYNX; LARYNX; and cervical esophagus. Other sites included are the NOSE and PARANASAL SINUSES; SALIVARY GLANDS; THYROID GLAND and PARATHYROID GLANDS; and MELANOMA and non-melanoma skin cancers of the head and neck. (from Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 4th ed, p1651)

Also Known As: Head and Neck Cancer; Cancer of Head; Cancer of Neck; Cancer of the Head; Cancer of the Head and Neck Show All >>

Networked: 7799 relevant articles (434 outcomes, 1542 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Head and Neck Neoplasms

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Cisplatin (Platino) : 52 outcomes 161 studies in 658 results : FDA 6 Generic
  2. Fluorouracil (Carac) : 29 outcomes 97 studies in 333 results : FDA 33 Generic
  3. cetuximab (Erbitux) : 23 outcomes 49 studies in 220 results : FDA 2
  4. Paclitaxel (Taxol) : 13 outcomes 45 studies in 121 results : FDA 13 Generic
  5. docetaxel (Taxotere) : 12 outcomes 47 studies in 126 results : FDA 3
  6. Carboplatin (JM8) : 10 outcomes 43 studies in 108 results : FDA 29 Generic
  7. Amifostine (Ethyol) : 9 outcomes 32 studies in 65 results : FDA 2 Generic
  8. 1-phenyl-3,3-dimethyltriazene (PDT) : 9 outcomes 12 studies in 41 results : IBA
  9. Platinum : 7 outcomes 18 studies in 78 results : IBA
  10. Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGF Receptor) : 6 outcomes 10 studies in 136 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Head and Neck Neoplasms

  1. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  2. Xerostomia
  3. Mucositis
  4. Stomatitis
  5. Neoplasm Metastasis (Metastasis)
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Key Therapies for Head and Neck Neoplasms

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 96 outcomes 221 studies in 1275 results
  2. Radiotherapy : 88 outcomes 405 studies in 1925 results
  3. Neck Dissection (Radical Neck Dissection) : 12 outcomes 15 studies in 223 results
  4. Combination Drug Therapy (Combination Chemotherapy) : 9 outcomes 17 studies in 71 results
  5. Heterologous Transplantation (Xenotransplantation) : 8 outcomes 9 studies in 102 results
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