A Review of Controversial Issues in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer: A Swiss Multidisciplinary and Multi-Institutional Patterns of Care Study-Part 2 (Radiation Oncology).

Eliçin, Olgun; Putora, Paul Martin; Siano, Marco; Broglie, Martina A; Simon, Christian; Zwahlen, Daniel; Huber, Gerhard F; Ballerini, Giorgio; Beffa, Lorenza; Giger, Roland; Rothschild, Sacha; Negri, Sandro V; Dulguerov, Pavel; Henke, Guido (2019). A Review of Controversial Issues in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer: A Swiss Multidisciplinary and Multi-Institutional Patterns of Care Study-Part 2 (Radiation Oncology). Frontiers in oncology, 9, p. 1126. Frontiers Research Foundation 10.3389/fonc.2019.01126

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Background: The Head and Neck Cancer Working Group of Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK) has investigated the level of consensus (LOC) and discrepancy in everyday practice of diagnosis and treatment in head and neck cancer. Materials and Methods: An online survey was iteratively generated with 10 Swiss university and teaching hospitals. LOC below 50% was defined as no agreement, while higher LOC were arbitrarily categorized as low (51-74%), moderate (75-84%), and high (≥85%). Results: Any LOC was achieved in 62% of topics (n = 60). High, moderate, and low LOC were found in 18, 20, and 23%, respectively. Regarding Head and Neck Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, and biomarkers, LOC was achieved in 50, 57, 83, and 43%, respectively. Conclusions: Consensus on clinical topics is rather low for surgeons and radiation oncologists. The questions discussed might highlight discrepancies, stimulate standardization of practice, and prioritize topics for future clinical research.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Radiation Oncology

UniBE Contributor:

Eliçin, Olgun; Putora, Paul Martin and Giger, Roland

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2234-943X

Publisher:

Frontiers Research Foundation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Beatrice Scheidegger

Date Deposited:

05 Dec 2019 15:57

Last Modified:

08 Dec 2019 02:46

Publisher DOI:

10.3389/fonc.2019.01126

PubMed ID:

31709186

Uncontrolled Keywords:

consensus head and neck cancer patterns of care practice patterns survey

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.135296

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/135296

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