Biological Basis of Treatment Failure

  • Amritha SureshEmail author
  • Ram Bhupal Reddy
  • Bonney Lee James
  • Moni Abraham Kuriakose


Despite aggressive multimodality treatment, over 50 % of oral cancers develop disease recurrence. Majority of the recurrence develop at the primary site. However intensification of locoregional therapy especially with the use of postoperative adjuvant chemoradiotherapy, a higher proportion of disease failures, is seen at the distant site. Recurrent disease is often resistant to treatment and often an indicator of incurability, especially those with metastatic disease. Mechanism of disease recurrence following surgery and chemoradiotherapy is different.


Neck Cancer Cancer Stem Cell COX2 Expression Phosphatidic Acid mTOR Pathway 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amritha Suresh
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ram Bhupal Reddy
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bonney Lee James
    • 1
    • 2
  • Moni Abraham Kuriakose
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Integrated Head and Neck Oncology Program DSRG-5Mazumdar Shaw Center for Translational Research, Mazumdar Shaw Medical CentreBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Head and Neck/Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryRoswell Park Cancer InstituteBuffaloUSA

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