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When Should Parotidectomy and a Neck Dissection Be Performed in Cutaneous SCC of the Head and Neck?

Article authors:  Ameya Asarkar MD     Paige Bundrick MD   Cherie‐Ann O. Nathan MD, FACS

When Should Parotidectomy and a Neck Dissection Be Performed in Cutaneous SCC of the Head and Neck? - Asarkar - - The Laryngoscope - Wiley Online Library

Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) is the second most common skin cancer. When compared to mucosal SCC, cSCC rarely metastasizes, with reported rates of regional metastasis varying from 0.5 to 10%.1, 2 Lymph node metastasis upstages the disease and adversely affects prognosis. Elective treatment of the first echelon of lymph nodes may be a reasonable approach in high‐risk patients. However, there is no uniformity or consensus on the effective management of the N zero nodal basin in cSCC

Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan invited speaker at the Best Evidence ENT Conference Meeting 

Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan, Jack W. Pou Endowed Professor & Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, recently gave a talk as the invited Roger Lehman Lecturer for the Best Evidence ENT Conference Meeting on the latest clinical care pathways and practice guidelines, sponsored by the University of Milwaukee, Department of Otolarynology/Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Nathan also spoke on a panel for "Adult Neck Masses."

Skin Cancer Prevention!

Learn more on how you can protect yourself from skin cancer during the summer heat by reading the Forum News article entitled, “Summer Safety,” written by our Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology-Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Paige Bundrick.

Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan, featured speaker for the Women in Rhinology Lecture at Fall 2018 Meeting

We are excited to announce that our very own, Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan, Chairman of LSU Health Science Center of Shreveport Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, has been selected to be the featured speaker for the Women in Rhinology lecture at Fall 2018 Meeting.  The lecture will take place on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 1-2 PM.  If you are interested in attending this event, click the link to learn more on how to register.


$1.9 Million NIH National Cancer Institute Grant Awarded
to Study Skin Cancer Treatment

Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, Director of Head & Neck Surgical Oncology at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, has been awarded a five-year R01 grant for $1.96 million from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to study the role of Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor-2 (FGFR-2) in the prevention and treatment of squamous cell skin cancer.

Patient with Tongue Cancer Gets Robotic Procedure

Further evidence of the expanding role of robotics in making complex surgeries less invasive, an LSU Health Shreveport Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgeon yesterday used robotic assisted surgery to remove a cancerous tumor on the base of a patient’s...

KTAL 6 ran a story about what life is like after laryngectomy and the recently formed Voice Club at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. The support group gives laryngectomees across the Ark-La-Tex the opportunity to engage with people who understa...

“I love you.” Those were 10-year-old Zep Washington’s first spoken words in six years, giving his grandmother, Sharon Washington, two reasons to cry with joy after a medical team at LSU Health Shreveport were able to successfully reconstruct his dama...

Mansfield woman says doctors' cooperation helped her survive rare tumor THE SHREVEPORT TIMES- July 2013 Rare tumor surgery: Jane Manning underwent delicate, life-threatening surgery twice to remove a rare type of tumor in her sinus cavity..... Overco... ... ... ... ...