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Multidisciplinary Care of the Head and Neck Cancer Patient

  • Ellie Maghami
  • Allen S. Ho
  • Emphasizes the wide-ranging nature of head and neck cancer management

  • Details the importance of ancillary head and neck cancer services

  • Highlights the critical role of a team approach in achieving optimal functional and survival outcomes


Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 174)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sally Lapiduss, Francesca Bartoccini
    Pages 1-16
  3. Chrysanta Patio, Nabilah Ali, Jill Ketner, Candy Young, Esther Chou, Carrie Chong et al.
    Pages 17-30
  4. Kelly Hansen, Marybeth Chenoweth, Heather Thompson, Alexandra Strouss
    Pages 31-42
  5. Joel B. Epstein, Andrei Barasch
    Pages 43-57
  6. Anna Laury
    Pages 87-101
  7. Allen S. Ho, Ellie Maghami
    Pages 103-122
  8. Edward Ray
    Pages 123-143
  9. Sagus Sampath, Nayana Vora, Zachary Zumsteg
    Pages 145-162
  10. Idoroenyi Amanam, Rohan Gupta, Alain Mita, Kevin Scher, Erminia Massarelli
    Pages 163-185
  11. Denise Ackerman, Meghan Laszlo, Arlene Provisor, Adern Yu
    Pages 187-208
  12. Dwight Baldoman, Ron Vandenbrink
    Pages 209-223
  13. Priscilla Park, Mahjabeen Hashmi
    Pages 225-235
  14. Sorin Buga, Chandana Banerjee, Jaroslava Salman, Marissa Cangin, Finly Zachariah, Bonnie Freeman
    Pages 249-270
  15. Denice Economou, Virginia Sun
    Pages 271-282

About this book


This book identifies key treatment challenges and unique care considerations in patients with head and neck cancers, providing a comprehensive guide to patient management that illustrates the critical importance of a multidisciplinary approach in achieving optimal oncological, functional, and survival outcomes. It covers all relevant specialties, including dental and oral medicine, medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, and reconstructive surgery. It highlights the vital role played by ancillary head and neck cancer services, such as speech and swallowing therapy, occupational and physical therapy, and nutritional therapy in offering essential physical and psychological support from the time of diagnosis onward. The closing chapters address post-treatment issues, including those relating to survivorship, surveillance, and end-of-life care. Multidisciplinary care is perhaps even more important for patients with head and neck cancers than for other cancer patients, and in addressing all its aspects this book is invaluable for a wide range of practitioners.


Head and Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Supportive/ Palliative Care Rehabilitation Quality of Life Survivorship Cancer Therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Ellie Maghami
    • 1
  • Allen S. Ho
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Division of Head and Neck SurgeryCity of Hope National Medical CenterDuarteUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryCedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA

About the editors

Ellie Maghami, MD, is the Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation Endowed Professor in Head & Neck Cancer and Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. Dr. Maghami received her medical degree at Washington University, St. Louis, and continued her otolaryngology training at University of California, Los Angeles. She is a fellowship graduate of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and a diplomat of the Council for Advanced Training in Oncologic Head and Neck Surgery. Dr Maghami is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, setting evidence-based practice guidelines in Head and Neck Oncology. Her current research focuses on minimally invasive surgical technologies, surgical quality and outcomes, and survivorship issues.

Allen S. Ho, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.  He serves as Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Program and Co-director of the Thyroid Cancer Program at Cedars.  Dr. Ho graduated from Harvard with a degree in Neurobiology, attended UCLA School of Medicine, and completed residency training at Stanford.  He finished his head and neck surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  Dr. Ho has published in journals including Nature GeneticsCancerThyroidHead & Neck, and JAMA Oncology. His research interests encompass thyroid cancer active surveillance, head and neck imaging surveillance, and cancer proteomics.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Multidisciplinary Care of the Head and Neck Cancer Patient
  • Editors Ellie Maghami
    Allen S. Ho
  • Series Title Cancer Treatment and Research
  • Series Abbreviated Title Cancer Treatment,Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-65420-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88025-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-65421-8
  • Series ISSN 0927-3042
  • Series E-ISSN 2509-8497
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 282
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 58 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
    Surgical Oncology
    Imaging / Radiology
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