An Evidence-Based Approach to the Management of Nasopharyngeal Cancer - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128144039

An Evidence-Based Approach to the Management of Nasopharyngeal Cancer

1st Edition

From Basic Science to Clinical Presentation and Treatment

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Editors: Baharudin Abdullah Anusha Balasubramanian Norhafiza Lazim
Paperback ISBN: 9780128144039
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st June 2020
Page Count: 300
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An Evidence-Based Approach to the Management of Nasopharyngeal Cancer: From Basic Science to Clinical Presentation and Treatment provides a comprehensive overview with updated management procedures for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Written by experts on the subject, it is organized in a simple yet comprehensive manner to aid in the understanding of this complex condition. The book discusses several topics related to NPC, including epidemiology, pathophysiology, risk factors and treatment (surgical and non-surgical). Additionally, it discusses key features of clinical presentation of NPC, recent advances and promising new therapies.

This will be a valuable source for clinicians, graduate students, oncologists and several members of the biomedical field who are interested in understanding nasopharyngeal cancer in a practical and applicable way.

Key Features

  • Discusses current trends in surgery, including the use of endoscopy and robotic and navigation technology in the management of NPC
  • Presents a summary with diagrams and workflows at the end of every chapter as a quick reference guide
  • Encompasses colorful figures of pathology, clinical cases, endoscopic findings, surgical approaches, resection of tumors, brachytherapy and robotic and navigation technology so readers fully comprehend content


graduate students in cancer studies; clinicians; oncologists

Table of Contents

1. Epidemiology of NPC
2. The pathophysiology of NPC
3. Risk Factors and its molecular basis
4. The role of screening
5. Anatomy (gross, endoscopic and related structures)
6. Classification and staging
7. Key features of Clinical Presentation
i. Clinical Features
ii. Differential Diagnoses
iii. Complications
8. Investigations
9. Treatment (surgical and non-surgical)
10. Recent advances and future therapies


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About the Editor

Baharudin Abdullah

Baharudin Abdullah

Baharudin Abdullah is a senior consultant in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (Hospital USM) and Dept of ORL-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He has qualified and awarded the Master of Medicine (ORL-Head & Neck Surgery) from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2002 for his specialty qualification. Post qualification, he received his training further in AO International Fellowship in Essen, Germany in 2005 and Head and Neck Oncology in Hong Kong in 2006. He has been accepted as a Senior Fellow in the Head and Neck Optical Diagnostics and Intervention Society. He is a member of the Governing Council in Asian Society of Head & Neck Oncology and Malaysia National Coordinator for World Head and Neck Cancer Day on behalf of International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologies. He has published widely in journals and books nationally and internationally on works involving head and neck oncology and other related cancer. His clinical works covers patient management in outpatient clinic, peri-operative decision making with good technical/surgical skills involving patients with head and neck cancer, oral cancer, thyroid cancer, maxillary and mandibular cancer and other general management of cancer as a whole. Abdullah manages the head and neck cancer clinic as well as active involvement in the combined multidisciplinary oncology clinic for management of cancer patients in Hospital USM.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Consultant, Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Anusha Balasubramanian

Anusha Balasubramanian, an otorhinolaryngologist, graduated with a double gold medal in her postgraduate exams, and subsequently went on to complete her fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology with Honours under the IFHNOS programme. She is currently a clinical fellow at The Royal Marsden Hospital London and simultaneously pursuing a degree in Medical Law in London. Having completed fellowship attachments at MSKCC New York and AIMS Kerala India, she realises the gap in knowledge in the common public as well as the medical fraternity with regard to nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), a common presentation among the Asian population. Her passion lies in exploring the latest developments in NPC, as well as bridging the gap between patients, treating physicians and researchers. As an editor of this project, she hopes to gather knowledge right from basic sciences to advanced molecular genetics and deliver it in a clear and comprehensive manner for the students, researchers, treating physicians and the general public with an interest in the subject.

Affiliations and Expertise

Otorhinolaryngologist – Clinical fellow, The Royal Marsden Hospital, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom

Norhafiza Lazim

Dr Norhafiza Mat Lazim is an ORL-Head & Neck Surgeon at Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia. She obtained her MBBS from The University of Queensland, Australia in 1999. She had completed her Master of Medicine in Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2012. Subsequently she obtained her Clinical Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek–Netherland Cancer Institute (AVL-NKI), Amsterdam, Netherlands in 2014 and six months of Clinical Fellowship at VUMC, Free University Hospital, in Amsterdam in 2015. In addition, she had clinical attachment at Sydney Head & Neck Cancer Institute, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Australia, in 2019. She has a strong interest in head and neck surgical oncology and had regular subspecialty ORL-Oncology clinics as well as performing most of the head and neck surgeries. She had acquired several grants on head and neck diseases and tumors. She is one of the co-researchers for a multi-center clinical trial on carcinoma of the tongue that based in the United States. She has in total of 50 publications in peer reviewed journals and several book chapters. She has become a reviewer for multiple international journals. She also serves as an editorial board member to numerous international journals. She is a member of the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS), European Head and Neck Society (EHNS), Asian Head and Neck Oncology (ASHNO), American Thyroid Association (ATA) and British Association Head and Neck Oncology (BAHNO). She is currently ex-secretary of Malaysia Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (MSOHNS). She has actively organized community-based events especially in relation to promoting awareness of head and neck cancer and healthy lifestyle.

Affiliations and Expertise

ORL-Head and Neck Surgeon, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia

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