Search for dissertations about: "thesis on head and neck cancer"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 85 swedish dissertations containing the words thesis on head and neck cancer.

  1. 1. Head and Neck Cancer Factors Affecting Tumour Growth

    University dissertation from Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin

    Author : Kaarina Sundelin; Elisabeth Paulette-Hultcrantz; Karin Öllinger; Karin Roberg; Hans Gustafsson; [2007]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Head and neck cancer; Chemoradiotherapy; Tumour; Malignant salivary; Metallothionein; Neo-angiogenesis; Metastases; Cytokine tumour necrosis factor-alpha; hepatocyte growth factor; MEDICINE Surgery Oncology; MEDICIN Kirurgi Onkologi;

    Abstract : Head and neck cancer is the fifth most common cancer worldwide with an estimated annual global incidence of over 500 000 cases. These malignant tumours develop in the mucosal linings of the upper respiratory tract or in the salivary glands. The most common sites are in the oral cavity and larynx. READ MORE

  2. 2. Radiotherapy for head and neck cancer costs and benefits of time, dose and volume

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå Universitet

    Author : Karin Söderström; Umeå universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; radiotherapy; head and neck cancer; adjuvant treatment; accelerated fractionation; biomedicinsk strålningsvetenskap; Biomedical Radiation Science;

    Abstract : Background In the treatment of head and neck cancers (HNCs), radiotherapy (RT) has the advantage of organ preservation compared to surgery. However, treatment toxicities associated with RT can affect important functions for everyday life, both in the acute and late stage. READ MORE

  3. 3. Head and Neck Cancer: Studies on microvessel density, radiation response and FDG PET

    University dissertation from Department of Oncology, Clinical Sciences, Lund University

    Author : Eva Brun; [2001]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; positron emission tomography PET ; 2-18 fluoro deoxy glucose FDG ; radiotherapy; microvessel density; Head and neck cancer; therapy response; Cytology; oncology; cancerology; Cytologi; onkologi; cancer;

    Abstract : Treatment options of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) usually include combinations of radiotherapy and surgery, and in some cases addition of chemotherapy. In locally advanced cases cure rates are low. Current prognostic factors cannot foresee the outcome for the individual patient. READ MORE

  4. 4. Radiolabeled acetate PET in oncology imaging studies on head and neck cancer, prostate cancer and normal distribution

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå university

    Author : Aijun Sun; Umeå universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; 11C-acetate; 18F-fluoroacetate; PET; head and neck cancer; staging; delineating tumor volume; clearance rate; perfusion; RT; treatment outcome; benign and malignant lymph node; prostate cancer; normal distribution; MEDICINE Surgery Oncology; MEDICIN Kirurgi Onkologi; onkologi; Oncology;

    Abstract : The use of positron emission tomography (PET) for imaging in oncology has grown rapidly in recent years. 2-[18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is the most common tracer of PET, although drawbacks exist. READ MORE

  5. 5. PET in the evaluation of head and neck cancer treatment - management of the neck

    University dissertation from Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Lund University

    Author : Johanna Sjövall; [2015]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Head and neck cancer; positron emission tomography; radiotherapy; treatment evaluation;

    Abstract : The treatment for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is surgery or (chemo)radiotherapy +/- surgery. Side effects related to therapy are long lasting and adversely affects quality of life. READ MORE