Epidemiology of oral cancers.- Molecular biology of oral cancers.- Pathology, histology and precancerous oral lesions.- Surgical anatomy, mandible and tumor spread in oral cancers.- Tumors of oral cavity: Diagnosis, assessment and staging/treatment guidelines.- Tumors of gingivo-buccal sulcus.- Tumors of the tongue.- Management of neck metastasis in oral cancers.- Residual/Recurrent oral tumors.- Complications of surgery in oral cancers.- Reconstruction of soft tissue defects in oral cancers.- Reconstruction of mandible after oral cancer surgery.- Principles of radiotherapy in oral cancers.- Quality of life issues in oral cancers.
Tumor biology varies at different subsites in the oral cavity, and therefore carcinoma of the gingivo-buccal sulcus (also known as Indian cancer) behaves differently from carcinoma of the tongue. Oral cancer is very often diagnosed at an advanced stage with neck metastasis, and most cases have a guarded prognosis. Loco-regional recurrences are frequent and morbidity following treatment is considerable. However, results have improved in recent years, particularly in early and certain advanced stages, due to better imaging and case selection, improved surgical techniques, including those for reconstructive surgery, a multidisciplinary team approach and a better understanding of tumor biology and prognostic factors.
This book comprehensively and systematically reviews all these aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic advances in oral cancer, particularly discussing early detection, epidemiology, chemoprevention and current research.
Written by specialists who are active leaders in basic sciences or clinical fields, the chapters address individual and collective issues in managing patients with oral cancer, and provide insights into various treatment approaches. The authors share their knowledge and experience and provide extensive literature sources to encourage clinicians to be flexible, innovative and help them make the best, educated decisions for individual patients.
Dr Sudhir Bahadur, MS, FAMS, PhD, is one of the most experienced cancer surgeons and is trained in all types of complex head and neck cancer surgeries. He has worked as a faculty member at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi for nearly 30 years. He has is the past President of the Foundation of Head and Neck Oncology, and of the Skull Base Surgery Society of India. Dr Bahadur has received several honors from the Foundation of Head and Neck Oncology, Association of Otolaryngology of India and Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi. He has published 200 research papers and textbook chapters, and co-edited the book "Carcinoma of the Larynx and Hypopharynx".
Dr SubramaniaIyer, MS, MCh, FRCS, is a leader in the field of head and neck surgery and reconstructive surgery in India. He trained at various medical colleges in Kerala, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and leading centers in the United Kingdom. Dr Iyer was instrumental in starting the first structured training program in head and neck surgical oncology in the country. He has served as the Secretary and later as President of the Foundation of Head and Neck Oncology and as President of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India.