IAOO | International Academy of Oral Oncology

Remit


The International Academy of Oral Oncology [IAOO]
encompasses the following aspects of cancers arising in the oral cavity, salivary glands, pharynx, and related craniofacial skeleton, lymph nodes and other tissues
  • Natural history of oral cancer and pre-cancer, basic pathology, metastatic mechanisms
  • Epidemiology, risk factors, prevention, screening, and intervention
  • Cellular and molecular markers for diagnosis and prognosis, oncogenes, viruses, growth factors, adhesion molecules
  • Advances in imaging and other functional diagnostic modalities
  • Surgical advances, lasers, photodynamic therapy, cryosurgery, micro- vascular and other forms of surgery
  • Multimodality treatment, including radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted and gene therapy and other novel interventions
  • Advances in reconstruction and rehabilitation, including flaps and grafts; alloplasty; skin, mucosal, bone and connective tissue biology
  • Management of complications, including, pain, osteoradionecrosis, osteochemonecrosis, hyposalivation, psychosocial issues and others
  • Oral effects of tumors at both local and distant sites and their treatment
  • Teamwork in cancer care, quality of life, restorative dentistry, maxillofacial prosthetics, special care dentistry, nursing, speech and swallowing therapy, nutrition, counseling, as well as palliative and terminal care
  • Multicenter studies.
The Academy has a commitment in oral oncology to improve health for present and future generations through
  • an interdisciplinary perspective
  • objective, impartial interpretation of emerging evidence
  • timely application of knowledge and policies
  • offering knowledge and education to patients and the public
  • education of the cancer team
  • excellence in research.
The official Journal of the IAOO is the journal “Head & Neck” published by Wiley.The Academy has a commitment to
  • excellence in research in oral oncology
  • objective, impartial interpretation of emerging evidence
  • timely application of knowledge and policies to improve health for present and future generations
  • an interdisciplinary perspective.