Head and Neck Cancer International Group (HNCIG) consensus guidelines for the delivery of postoperative radiation therapy in Complex Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (cSCCHN)

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  • Sandro V. Porceddu
  • Christopher Daniels
  • Sue S. Yom
  • Howard Liu
  • John Waldron
  • Vincent Gregoire
  • Alisha Moore
  • Michael Veness
  • Min Yao
  • Jorgen Johansen
  • Danny Rischin
  • Quynh Thu Le

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane
  • University of Queensland
  • University of California
  • Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network
  • University of Toronto
  • Centre Leon Berard
  • Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group
  • University of Newcastle
  • Westmead Hospital
  • University of Sydney
  • University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
  • Odense University Hospital
  • Peter Maccallum Cancer Centre
  • The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA


Radiation therapy (RT) consensus contouring guidelines in the postoperative setting for complex cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck have been developed by expert clinicians in the field of head and neck and dermato-oncology and members of the Head and Neck Cancer International Group to assist radiation oncologists involved in the management of this disease. These guidelines present a set of principles used to define postoperative RT volumes and corresponding minimum doses after resection of all macroscopic tumor with or without microscopic residual disease. It is anticipated they will promote the harmonization of postoperative RT globally and contribute to a reduction in treatment variation among clinicians, allowing for RT quality and outcomes assessment across institutions.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-651
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics
Issue number4
Early online date11 Apr 2020
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2020