This issue of Otolaryngologic Clinics, guest edited by Drs. Cecelia E. Schmalbach and Kelly M. Malloy, is dedicated to Head and Neck Cutaneous Cancer. This issue is one of six selected each year by the series Consulting Editor, Dr. Sujana S. Chandrasekhar. Cutaneous cancer rates are growing at epidemic proportions and consequently lead to a significant health care burden. This issue opens with an overview of the related biology, epidemiology, and preventative measures. A contemporary review of cutaneous cancer management will be provided to include the roles of sentinel node biopsy, surgery, radiation therapy, and systemic therapy. Cutaneous cancers impact the geriatric patient population, so ethical considerations and non-surgical management are emphasized.
Edited by Cecelia E Schmalbach, MD, MSc, FACS, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine and Kelly M. Malloy, MD, Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery,
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA