Robotic surgery to increase detection rate
Full project name: Evaluation of the role of tongue base MucOsectomy and Step sErial Sectioning in the diagnostic paradigm for unknown squamous cancers (MOSES)
Over the past 30 years there has been an alarming increase in the incidence of oropharyngeal cancer, with a large majority of cases related to human papilloma virus (HPV). Some of these patients will present with a cancer from an unknown primary site (CUP).
Work undertaken prior to this study with a patient focus group emphasised the anxiety involved when the primary cancer is not found and the impact of this unknown on mental health. What’s more, for patients with CUP, radiotherapy or chemoradiation requires irradiation of the whole pharynx leading to severe immediate and long-term side effects.
Professor Vinidh Paleri
Dr John Hardman
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Sir Adrian Swire
Multi-centre research project at Oxford and Newcastle upon Tyne University Hospitals and The Royal Marsden
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