The length and quality of head and neck cancer survivorship continues to meaningfully improve. Radiotherapy has been central to this process through advances in treatment delivery, fractionation schemas, radiosensitizing systemic therapy, and thoughtful interplay with technical surgical improvements. The future looks brighter still, with ongoing progress in targeted biologic therapy, immuno-oncology, and molecular-genetic tumor characterization for personalized treatment. Head and neck cancer, a disease once fraught with nihilism and failure, is evolving into a major success story of modern multidisciplinary cancer care.
- Head and neck cancer
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