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Progress in Otolaryngology
May 1961

Head and Neck Oncology Advances for 1960

Arch Otolaryngol. 1961;73(5):616-621. doi:10.1001/archotol.1961.00740020628015

Introduction  An extensive review of the literature pertaining to oncology, of which tumors of the head and neck assume a regional fraction, shows an increasing effort of all serious workers to apply the modalities of chemotherapy, special irradiation, and reconstructive surgery in the treatment of tumors. In addition, the concepts pertaining to homotransplantation are evolving through a period of understanding which is tempered with frustrating disappointments and illuminating successes.This review is presented for the purpose of stimulating the direction of otolaryngological exploration in a course comparable to that taken by investigators in General and Plastic Surgery. In this endeavor, it should be possible for the specialist in Otolaryngology to investigate the basic sciences concerned with homotransplantation, chemotherapy of tumors, and irradiation in oncology. This type of research emphasis, combined with a more extensive surgical training, could strengthen the possibility of regaining much of the interesting clinical material which has

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