NO SToPS: Assessment of a Supportive Care Program to Reduce Treatment Breaks in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

Colleen K. Lambertz, MSN, MBA, FNP; Rick Tivis, MPH; Karrie Cummings Hansen, MS, CCC-SLP


NO SToPS is an interprofessional supportive care program implemented in 2008 for patients with head and neck cancer undergoing chemoradiation. The goals of the program are to reduce radiation treatment breaks and hospitalizations related to toxicity from this difficult treatment. Breaks lead to lower locoregional control and survival rates in this population. This article describes the effect of the NO SToPS program.

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