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Outcomes after surgery or definitive radiotherapy for hypopharyngeal cancer†
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2009
Copyright © 2009 American Cancer Society
Volume 115, Issue 24, pages 5620–5622, 15 December 2009
How to Cite
Mendenhall, W. M. (2009), Outcomes after surgery or definitive radiotherapy for hypopharyngeal cancer. Cancer, 115: 5620–5622. doi: 10.1002/cncr.24554
See referenced original article on pages 5711-22, this issue.
- Issue published online: 2 DEC 2009
- Article first published online: 19 AUG 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 MAR 2009
- Manuscript Received: 11 FEB 2009
- head and neck cancer;
- hypopharyngeal cancer;
A study reported in this issue of Cancer found no survival advantage for surgery compared with radiotherapy in a large population-based study of patients treated for squamous cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx. However, other endpoints besides survival are important, including locoregional control, complications, and quality of life.