Head and neck oncology: Where are we heading

AK Dewan
2015 Asian Journal of Oncology  
1 Head and neck oncology is an evolving specialty demanding expertise in various disciplines and exposure to many specialties. In the past, the surgeon was in charge of Head and neck cancer patient's care from diagnosis till death. Now the surgeon is part of the multidisciplinary team that makes treatment decisions. We have moved headway to develop guidelines for various head and neck cancers on evidence-based medicine. Our aim was to bring about the change from the individual ized approach to
more » ... l ized approach to algorithm specified therapy. The convergence of opinion through evidence-based medicine is the accepted course of action. What matters is our loyalty to our patients and not our hope of curing all cancers.
doi:10.4103/2454-6798.165082 fatcat:saauo6zbgffo5djfkj54a2jbje