Supraglottic Cancer: ASCO Tumor Boards

This is a case-based activity that includes discussion of a 69-year-old man with a 40 pack-year history of smoking who presented with a 6 months history of increasing hoarseness, and more recent odynophagia, right ear pain and weight loss; pathology demonstrated moderately differentiated invasion squamous cell carcinoma of the right pyriform sinus and laryngeal surface of epiglottis. Along with the patient case, there is a discussion board on ASCO Connection, where users can post comments/questions to each other and to the faculty.  At the end of this course you should be able to:

1. Apply lessons learned to improve the care of patients with supraglottic cancer

2. Recognize the rationale for non-surgical approaches to treatment of hypopharynx and larynx cancers

3. Consider the safety and efficacy of different radiotherapy fractionations and technologies

4. Distinguish the utility of systemic chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with hypopharynx or larynx cancers


This activity was made available on 11/19/2014 and will be reviewed on an annual basis to determine continued availability. A maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™ credit is available.

Competencies Addressed

Medical Knowledge (ACGME, AAPA)

Health Promotion, Health Protection, Disease Prevention, and Treatment (ONS)

Note: This course is now accessible through mobile devices as well as personal computers