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Updates on diagnostics and treatment of salivary gland tumors

AIOCC study day, at the CNAO headquarters in Pavia, on tumors of the salivary glands, a fairly rare pathology whose heterogeneous character makes the histo-pathological classification very complex. This classification is also a precious factor when it comes to setting up therapy. Even more than in other anatomical districts, the multidisciplinary approach is necessary for all the specialists of the teams called to deal with head and neck neoplasms. Next to a surgery that is increasingly careful to preserve organ function, the chemotherapy treatment is engaged in the effort to identify new therapeutic targets, while the most promising performances are recorded in the radiotherapy field, with the use of photons and protons, and hadron therapy, with the use of carbon ions.


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