Dr. Siegel on Induction Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer

Robert Siegel, MD
Published: Monday, Aug 28, 2017



Robert Siegel, MD, chair, professor of medicine, director, Division of Hematology/Oncology, George Washington University, discusses induction therapy for head and neck cancer.

In head and neck cancer, when physicians are using induction therapy there have been 3 drugs that have been used, states Siegel. These are docetaxel, cisplatin, and 5-flourouracil (5-FU). According to Siegel, 5-FU adds more toxicity than efficacy.
 


Robert Siegel, MD, chair, professor of medicine, director, Division of Hematology/Oncology, George Washington University, discusses induction therapy for head and neck cancer.

In head and neck cancer, when physicians are using induction therapy there have been 3 drugs that have been used, states Siegel. These are docetaxel, cisplatin, and 5-flourouracil (5-FU). According to Siegel, 5-FU adds more toxicity than efficacy.
 

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