Taxol carboplatin induction for head and neck cancer

Induction chemotherapy before chemoradiation is becoming standard for many types of head and neck cancer. This is because it allows sparing organs by performing a less extensive surgery on a smaller tumor after it had responded to chemotherapy or no surgery at all and overall effectiveness of treatment remains the same or better. The role of chemotherapy and radiation for advanced head and neck cancer has evolved considerably over the last 20 years.

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