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The Biology of Head and Neck Cancer

The Biology of Head and Neck Cancer Abstract To the Editor.—I would like to respond to the March Archives article entitled "The Biology of Head and Neck Cancer" by Davidson et al.1 The title of the article seems to suggest that one is going to learn something of importance in the biologic behavior of head and neck cancer. On finishing the article, however, I was struck with the realization that its contents is nothing more than a description of a clinical technique that has been used in our institution for more than 20 years. In fact, in 1978 we presented a paper at the joint meeting of the American Society of Head and Neck Surgery and the Society of Head and Neck Surgeons in Toronto, which subsequently was published in the American Journal of Surgery.2 I wonder if they were aware of our study that included more than three times the number of patients described References 1. Davidson TM, Nahum AM, Haghighi P, et al: The biology of head and neck cancer: Detection and control by parallel histologic sections . Arch Otolaryngol 1984;110:193-196.Crossref 2. Byers RM, Bland KI, Borlase B, et al: Prognostic and therapeutic value of frozen-section determinations in the surgical treatment of squamous carcinoma of the head and neck . Am J Surg 1978;136:525-528.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

The Biology of Head and Neck Cancer

Archives of Otolaryngology , Volume 110 (7) – Jul 1, 1984

The Biology of Head and Neck Cancer

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.—I would like to respond to the March Archives article entitled "The Biology of Head and Neck Cancer" by Davidson et al.1 The title of the article seems to suggest that one is going to learn something of importance in the biologic behavior of head and neck cancer. On finishing the article, however, I was struck with the realization that its contents is nothing more than a description of a clinical technique that has been used in our institution for more...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1984 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9977
DOI
10.1001/archotol.1984.00800330067016
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.—I would like to respond to the March Archives article entitled "The Biology of Head and Neck Cancer" by Davidson et al.1 The title of the article seems to suggest that one is going to learn something of importance in the biologic behavior of head and neck cancer. On finishing the article, however, I was struck with the realization that its contents is nothing more than a description of a clinical technique that has been used in our institution for more than 20 years. In fact, in 1978 we presented a paper at the joint meeting of the American Society of Head and Neck Surgery and the Society of Head and Neck Surgeons in Toronto, which subsequently was published in the American Journal of Surgery.2 I wonder if they were aware of our study that included more than three times the number of patients described References 1. Davidson TM, Nahum AM, Haghighi P, et al: The biology of head and neck cancer: Detection and control by parallel histologic sections . Arch Otolaryngol 1984;110:193-196.Crossref 2. Byers RM, Bland KI, Borlase B, et al: Prognostic and therapeutic value of frozen-section determinations in the surgical treatment of squamous carcinoma of the head and neck . Am J Surg 1978;136:525-528.Crossref

Journal

Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1984

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