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Robotic surgery may obviate need for chemotherapy in HPV-associated throat cancer


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JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Reuters Health - 09/11/2020 - In selected older patients with human papillomavirus-associated oropharyngeal cancer, transoral robotic surgery (TORS) can boost survival and avert the need for chemotherapy, researchers found in a single-center study. "Although TORS has gained widespread adoption as a surgical technique, selecting which patients can benefit the most from TORS has been a moving target," Dr. Robert Brody of Penn Medicine in Philadelphia told Reuters Health by email. "While older patients may try to avoid surgery when possible, radiotherapy and chemotherapy have been shown to be more toxic in older populations." "Clinicians caring for older patients diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer should know that TORS in carefully selected patients can result in excellent outcomes, similar to those in younger patients," he said. "Moreover, ...greater than one-third of patients were able to undergo surgery alone without the side effects of radiation or chemotherapy."


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