STATEMENT OF NEED
Head and neck cancers represent a heterogeneous group of tumors that originate in the lip/oral cavity, hypopharynx, oropharynx, nasopharynx, and larynx. An estimated 66,470 new cases are diagnosed in the United States annually, and 15,050 people die of the disease (Siegel et al, 2022). Approximately 90% of cases are classified as head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Treatment of HNSCC is complicated by numerous factors, including differing therapeutic strategies based on tumor location and stage, human papillomavirus (HPV) status, the need to preserve surrounding organs and tissues, and impacts on quality of life (NCCN, 2023). Remaining up to date on emerging treatment options and management strategies for HNSCC is vital. This visiting faculty meeting series led by Ezra Cohen, MD, FRCPSC, FASCO, Chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology and Associate Director of Translational Science at Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego, will provide new insights and real-world guidance for improved outcomes in recurrent and metastatic HNSCC.
Medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, oncology nurses, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).
Ezra Cohen, MD, FRCPSC, FASCO
Chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology
Associate Director of Translational Science
University of California, San Diego
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