A Review of Controversial Issues in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer: A Swiss Multidisciplinary and Multi-Institutional Patterns of Care Study-Part 4 (Biomarkers).

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_30B184C59FFA
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
A Review of Controversial Issues in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer: A Swiss Multidisciplinary and Multi-Institutional Patterns of Care Study-Part 4 (Biomarkers).
Journal
Frontiers in oncology
Author(s)
Broglie M.A., Dulguerov P., Henke G., Siano M., Putora P.M., Simon C., Zwahlen D., Huber G.F., Ballerini G., Beffa L., Giger R., Rothschild S., Negri S.V., Elicin O.
ISSN
2234-943X (Print)
ISSN-L
2234-943X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
9
Pages
1128
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
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.
Keywords
consensus, head and neck cancer, patterns of care, practice patterns, survey
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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14/11/2019 10:44
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05/11/2021 6:39
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