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Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Previously Untreated Patients with Advanced Oral Cavity and Pharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

  • A. Ulla
  • J. Pikani
Conference paper
Part of the Verhandlungsbericht der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie book series (VBDG HNO, volume 1990 / 2)

Zusammenfassung

Despite of optimal combinations of surgery and radiation, the prognosis for the patients with advanced squamous cell cancer of the head and neck region ispoor. To improve the extent of local control and overall survival, attempts have been made by using preoperative adjuvant chemotherapy. During the last years in the number of reports the combination of cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) has been declared as an effective schedule, although with a wide variety of response rates.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Ulla
    • 1
  • J. Pikani
    • 1
  1. 1.TallinnEstonia

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