Sunday, March 27, 2016

PET-CT Surveillance versus Neck Dissection in Advanced Head and Neck Cancer.

This study compared routine neck dissection vs PET-CT guided surveillance in head and neck cancer patients with Stage N2 or N3 disease. Survival was the same in both groups, however, surveillance resulted in considerably fewer operations and it was more cost-effective.  (N Engl J Med. 2016 Mar 23.)
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