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Medical Oncology

, 36:2 | Cite as

Multidisciplinary team in head and neck cancer: a management model

  • F. De FeliceEmail author
  • V. Tombolini
  • M. de Vincentiis
  • G. Magliulo
  • A. Greco
  • V. Valentini
  • A. Polimeni
Review Article
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Abstract

Nowadays, the multidisciplinary team (MDT) is an essential component for oncologic disease management. Its benefit is also extensively recognized in head and neck cancer (HNC) community, due to tumor rarity and complex treatment. A well-defined MDT management serves as a stable point to define the better strategy and offers a chance to optimize HNC clinical outcomes and patient’s quality of life. We explored both mandatory and additional requirements for establishing a high-quality MDT. Then we proposed an example of HNC MDT organization. The aim is to contribute to the best way to systematize HNC care.

Keywords

Head and neck cancer Multidisciplinary team Quality of life Management Requirements Organization 

Notes

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Conflict of interest

Authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiotherapyPoliclinico Umberto I, “Sapienza” University of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial SciencesPoliclinico Umberto I “Sapienza” University of RomeRomeItaly
  3. 3.Department of Sense OrgansPoliclinico Umberto I “Sapienza” University of RomeRomeItaly

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