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Radiation Therapy of Head and Neck Cancer

      Dr. George E. Laramore enlisted the help of a distinguished group of experts in the field of head and neck oncology in this most recent attempt to present “the best standard radiotherapy approach to the treatment of this set of diseases [head and neck cancers].” Using a multidisciplinary approach to accomplish this task, Laramore chose as contributors representatives from the fields of radiation oncology, medical oncology, and diagnostic radiology. His emphasis on “tumor board discussion” among medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgeons in order to avoid biases is commendable. In addition, he drew upon experience from Canada and Europe as well as in the United States in order to present a broad and balanced approach to this diverse set of diseases.
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