Adjuvant chemotherapy after surgery and radiation for stage III and IV head and neck cancer.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Twenty consecutive patients with Stage III and IV squamous head and neck cancer were treated with surgery, radiation, and adjuvant multiagent chemotherapy. Eleven other patients who were referred for local recurrent disease were treated with second surgery or radiation and also with adjuvant chemotherapy. The actuarial survival of these two groups of patients combined (N = 31) was 87% at 6 years. Four patients died of recurrent cancer (two in each group), six of unrelated causes during a 6-year follow-up. The side effects of adjuvant chemotherapy were mild to moderate and of short duration.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Huang, AT; Cole, TB; Fishburn, R; Jelovsek, SB

Published Date

  • August 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 200 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 195 - 199

PubMed ID

  • 6465974

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1250444

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-4932

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00000658-198408000-00013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States