January 20, 2021
Presenter: Easwar Natarajan, DDS
Oral Pre-cancer, Oral Cancer, and Oropharyngeal Cancer
This is a 3-part lecture-based course that will cover the pathogenesis of oral cancer and oropharyngeal cancer, and discuss the classic clinical presentation, diagnostic recommendations, management and monitoring guidelines for these important clinical conditions.
Part I - Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer: pathogenesis, risk factors and clinical correlation
Part II - Oral precancer, cancer and Oropharyngeal Cancer: classic clinical presentation and diagnostic approach
Part III - Oral precancer and cancer - management guidelines for patients diagnosed with epithelial dysplasia and squamous cell carcinoma
- Describe the principles underlying the management of patients diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer, including clinical staging and adjunctive therapy
- Counsel patients regarding the implications of a diagnosis of epithelial dysplasia or oral squamous cell carcinoma
- Manage and monitor patients who have been diagnosed with, or have a past history of epithelial dysplasia using evidence-based guidelines
- Discuss the pros and cons of dysplasia-grading systems, conservative vs. aggressive surgical management, and tailor recommendations to the patient
About the Speaker:
Easwar Natarajan, DDS received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from Bangalore University, India in 1998. He completed his post-graduate residency training in Oral Pathology and graduated with a Doctorate of Medical Sciences in Oral and Cancer Biology from Harvard University in 2005. Dr. Natarajan joined the faculty at Uconn Health in 2005, and is Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences. He teaches histology, general pathophysiology, and oral pathology in the school’s pre-doctoral and graduate curricula. His research interests include the study of mechanisms that regulate epithelial carcinogenesis. Easwar is an associate in the University’s Oral Pathology Biopsy Service, and sees patients referred for clinical diagnostic consultations. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology.