Chemotherapy combined with conservation surgery in the treatment of early larynx cancer

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Abstract

In the past 20 years, strategies based on the use of platinum-based induction chemotherapy regimens have been developed in an attempt to preserve the larynx, increase local control, and improve survival in patients with advanced laryngeal cancer. In patients with early-stage laryngeal cancer, it is commonly thought that there is no role for induction chemotherapy. In this review, we support the notion that there is growing evidence available in the literature documenting the need and the role for induction chemotherapy as well as the need and the role for the use of conservation laryngeal surgery after induction chemotherapy in early-stage laryngeal cancer (T1-2N0).

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