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Modern laryngeal cancer management: A critical look

3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Rhinology & Otology

Alain Sabri and Kerry Olsen

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE Mayo Clinic, USA

ScientificTracks Abstracts: Otolaryngology

DOI: 10.4172/2161-119X.C1.013

This course will present the audience with a unique and critical examination of modern management of laryngeal cancer with a historical perspective, thorough review of the literature, the pitfalls and authors’ experience of treating this disease over 30 years at major institutions. Laryngeal cancer is the only head and neck cancer that has a decrease in survival. In addition, surgical techniques both modern and traditional will be described including partial laryngectomies which should have a role today for radiation failures mainly, and robotic as well as endoscopic laser partial laryngectomies and their impact on voice and swallowing. Learning objectives of the study are to recognize the various treatment options for laryngeal cancer through multi-disciplinary care: Radiation, Chemotherapy and surgery (total and partial laryngectomies) including newer endoscopic techniques. Analyze critically the literature, become familiar with key studies and how laryngeal cancer philosophy evolved over the past two decades and apply that knowledge to make decisions regarding treatment options. Set a treatment strategy for patients, challenge some of the reigning philosophies in treating advanced laryngeal cancers think critically with implications not only for survival but also quality of life.

Alain Sabri obtained his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in 1992 before pursuing his residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio. He completed two sub-specialty fellowships in Head and Neck Oncologic - Reconstructive Surgery and Otology/Neurotology - Skull Base Surgery at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, US. He is a Staff Physician in the Surgical Subspecialties Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, He worked as a faculty surgeon at the Mayo Clinic and the American University of Beirut. He began his professional work experience at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, US where he served as faculty and fellow. He was awarded the American Board of Otolaryngology Certification in 2000 before joining the Mayo Clinic in 2001 as Assistant Professor, where he received the Teacher of the Year award two years later. Kerry D. Olsen, Joseph I and Barbara Ashkins Professorship in Surgery, is chair of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology at Mayo Clinic and medical director of the Mayo Clinic Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center. He is an emeritus member of Mayo Clinic Board of Governors and Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees. He is former president of Mayo Clinic staff. Dr. Olsen oversaw for 15 years the construction and planning of numerous major facility projects at Mayo Clinic including the Gonda project and the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center. Dr. Olsen received a B.A. degree in economics from Northwestern University and the M.D. degree from the first graduating class of Mayo Medical School. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in otolaryngology at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and facial plastic surgery training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He holds the academic rank of professor of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery in the Mayo College of Medicine. He has been named Teacher of the Year multiple times and is in the Mayo Fellows Association Teaching Hall of Fame. He has also been recognized as a Distinguished Mayo Clinician. His publications number over 250 and he has championed surgical approaches for the removal of head and neck tumors that are commonly used today. He is widely recognized for his surgical practice, which is devoted exclusively to head and neck surgery and is one of the largest head and neck surgical practices in the country.

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