Hello, I'm Douglas Peterson,
Professor of Oral Medicine
in the School of Dental Medicine
as well as Co-Chair of the program
in Head and Neck Cancer
and Oral Oncology
at the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center
at UConn Health here in Farmington,
Connecticut in the USA.
Now, what I'd like
to talk with you about today
are selected "Acute Oral Complications
of Cancer Therapy".
The approach I have taken
for today's discussion
is to highlight selected
oral toxicities of cancer treatment.
The three toxicities that I've chosen
include: acute periodontal infection
in the neutropenic cancer patient,
acute oral mucosal viral infection,
again in the neutropenic cancer patient,
and then mucosal injury that's caused
either by high-dose chemotherapy
or head and neck radiation.
Or oral lesions
that are being now identified
as caused by targeted cancer therapies,
such as mTOR inhibitors.
These are recently identified lesions
over the last few years.
I'd like to recommend the following
National Cancer Institute web resource
for additional information
on today's presentation.
This is produced
by the National Cancer Institute
Physician Data Query
Cancer Information program.
And the specific website
I'd recommend is titled,
"Oral complications of chemotherapy
and head/neck radiation."
The website is listed on this slide.
in the production of this website
by the National Cancer Institute.
And we're in the middle of some
strategic scientific updates
based on some recent advances
in the evidence.
And there are health professional
and patient versions
available for your use
and your patient's use.