Head and Neck Cancers, Version 2.2020, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Treatment is complex for patients with head and neck (H&N) cancers with specific site of disease, stage, and pathologic findings guiding treatment decision-making. Treatment planning for H&N cancers involves a multidisciplinary team of experts. This article describes supportive care recommendations in the NCCN Guidelines for Head and Neck Cancers, as well as the rationale supporting a new section on imaging recommendations for patients with H&N cancers. This article also describes updates to treatment recommendations for patients with very advanced H&N cancers and salivary gland tumors, specifically systemic therapy recommendations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pfister, DG; Spencer, S; Adelstein, D; Adkins, D; Anzai, Y; Brizel, DM; Bruce, JY; Busse, PM; Caudell, JJ; Cmelak, AJ; Colevas, AD; Eisele, DW; Fenton, M; Foote, RL; Galloway, T; Gillison, ML; Haddad, RI; Hicks, WL; Hitchcock, YJ; Jimeno, A; Leizman, D; Maghami, E; Mell, LK; Mittal, BB; Pinto, HA; Ridge, JA; Rocco, JW; Rodriguez, CP; Shah, JP; Weber, RS; Weinstein, G; Witek, M; Worden, F; Yom, SS; Zhen, W; Burns, JL; Darlow, SD

Published Date

  • July 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 873 - 898

PubMed ID

  • 32634781

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-1413

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.6004/jnccn.2020.0031


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States