Role of EGF inhibitors in the treatment of recurrent or metastatic squamous cell head and neck cancer
Jochen H Lorch
Dana Farber Cancer institute, Boston, MA, USA
Abstract: Squamous cell cancer of the head and neck (SCCHN) is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality worldwide. In recent years, inhibition of the epidermal growth factor receptor has become an established treatment strategy in SCCHN both in the up-front treatment and in the recurrent and metastatic setting. This review summarizes the most important developments of the recent past and provides an overview of newer developments.
Keywords: squamous cell cancer, head, neck, epidermal growth factor receptor
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