Comprehensive Approach to Oral Cancer is an in-depth reference guide that covers all aspects of the diagnosis and management of oral cancer from a multidisciplinary perspective and on the basis of a strong scientific foundation. By integrating current scientific knowledge into a manual for comprehensive care of the oral cavity cancer patient, this book will fill a substantial void in the literature. Further key features are thorough attention to the practical significance of emerging technology and the inclusion of contributions from authors in diverse geographic locations and practice settings in order to ensure that the guidance is of global relevance. The clearly written text is supported by ample illustrations and by case studies highlighting important practical issues.
This volume addresses a range of multidisciplinary management issues in oral cancer, from imaging and staging through to the roles of radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Principles of ablative surgery are explained, and neck dissection and sentinel lymph node biopsy techniques, described. Detailed consideration is also given to the management of complications, the biologic basis of treatment failure, and measures to overcome treatment resistance. The inclusion of resource-stratified guidelines will meet the needs of different geographic regions with varying resources.
Table of Contents
Clinical Evaluation and Staging of OralCancer.-Imaging of Oral Cavity Cancer.-General Principles and Management Guidelines in Oral Cavity Cancer.-Radiation Therapy in Oral Cavity Cancer.- Current and Emerging Roles of Chemotherapy in Oral Cavity Cancer.- An Overview of Ablative Surgery in Oral Cavity Cancer.- Management of the Neck in Oral Cavity Cancer.- Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Early Stage Oral Cavity Cancer.- Management of Complications of Management of Oral Cancer.- Salvage Treatment for Recurrent Oral Cancer.- Understanding Therapy Failures and Emerging Approaches to Improve Outcomes.- Rare Tumors of the Oral Cavity.
Moni Abraham Kuriakose, BSc, BDS, MB ChB, FDSRCS, FFDRCS, FRCS Ed, FRCS (Maxillofacial Surgery), is Director of the Translational Research Program and Attending Surgeon in the Department of Head and Neck/Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, and Professor of Surgery, Director of the Department of Surgical Oncology, and Chief of the Division of Head and Neck Oncology at the Mazumdar-Shaw Cancer Center, Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City, Anekal Taluk, Bangalore, India. In addition, he is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Otolaryngology at New York University. Dr. Kuriakose has received numerous honors and awards and has held many national and international leadership positions, including as Chairman of the Oral Cancer Special Interest Group, International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (since 2008), Chairman of the IAOMS Oral Oncology Special Interest Group (also since 2008), and Secretary General of the International Academy of Oral Oncology (since 2013). He is a member of the editorial boards for Oral Oncology and the Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery, and a reviewer for a number of other leading journals. Dr. Kuriakose’s research group focuses on two key challenges: Can we downstage head and neck cancer at diagnosis? Can we cure recurrent and metastatic head and neck cancer? He has been the principal investigator on many research projects and is the author of almost 100 peer-reviewed publications.