This is the last of four volumes that together offer an authoritative, in-depth reference guide covering all aspects of the management of oral cancer from a multidisciplinary perspective and on the basis of a strong scientific foundation. This volume focuses on the topic of comprehensive rehabilitation and supportive care in oral cancer.
The coverage includes the role of maxillofacial prosthodontics, advances in anaplastology techniques, and management of oral mucositis during radiation and chemotherapy. Holistic and supportive care approaches are discussed, and advice is provided on post-therapy surveillance and the use of different measures to assess quality of life. Nutritional evaluation and management and issues relating to healthcare economics are also considered. This volume will be of interest both to practicing specialists and to ancillary service staff involved in the care of oral cancer patients.
Moni Abraham Kuriakose, BSc, BDS, MB ChB, MD, FDSRCS, FFDRCS, FRCS Ed, FRCS (Maxillofacial Surgery), is Director of the Translational Research Program and Attending Surgeon in the Department of Head and Neck/Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, and Professor of Surgery, Director of the Department of Surgical Oncology, and Chief of the Division of Head and Neck Oncology at the Mazumdar-Shaw Cancer Center, Narayana Health City, Bangalore, India. In addition, he is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Otolaryngology at New York University. Dr. Kuriakose has received numerous honors and awards and has held many national and international leadership positions, including as Chairman of the Oral Cancer Special Interest Group, International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (2008-2012), Secretary General of the International Academy of Oral Oncology (2013-2015) and President of Indian Head and Neck Oncology Society (2015-2017). He is a member of the editorial boards for Oral Oncology and the Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery, and a reviewer for a number of other leading journals. Dr. Kuriakose’s research group focuses on two key challenges: down-staging and prevention of oral cancer; and reversing chemotherapy resistance. He has been the principal investigator on many research projects and is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications.