15 October 2019 from 12:45 to 13:45

PhD Defence: Early Stage Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treatment and Diagnostic Dilemmas

In the treatment of early stage oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) there has not been a substantial improvement in survival over the last three decades. To optimize future treatment results, it is relevant to critically review current diagnostic techniques and treatment strategies. This thesis addresses some key topics that play a central role in frequent discussions, such as; the diagnostic value of the biopsy, the prognostic value of unfavorable histological growth parameters, the reproducibility of these parameters, the consequences of close resection margins and the best approach for the clinically negative neck. The goal of this thesis is to find evidence, for frequently used treatment modalities and uncover shortcomings to refine current treatment options.

Start date and time
15 October 2019 12:45
End date and time
15 October 2019 13:45
PhD candidate
Eric Dik
Dissertation
Early Stage Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treatment and Diagnostic Dilemmas
PhD supervisor(s)
Prof. A.J.W.P. Rosenberg
Co-supervisor(s)
Prof. S. WillemsProf. R.J.J. van Es
Entrance fee
Free