Center for Head and Neck Cancer


Abramson Cancer Center head and neck cancer clinicians and researchers are leading the way nationally in the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancers.

Today, there's more hope than ever for those who face cancer of the head and neck. Penn’s Head and Neck Cancer team have worked together for years caring for those with head and neck cancer.

By putting our experience to work, we offer the best possible treatment outcomes.

Penn established the world’s first TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) program. TORS is a minimally invasive, robotically-assisted surgical approach to removing tumors of the mouth, throat and voice box. It dramatically improves the treatment of head and neck cancers.

Penn researchers also led the study that established the first breakthrough, in thirty years, for thyroid cancer treatment.

If diagnosed with a head and neck cancer, or concerned about head and neck cancer, it’s important to have the best team of experts available.

Penn’s Multidisciplinary Center for Head and Neck Cancer has individuals, nationally and internationally, recognized for their expertise who can provide the information, care, and support to help each step of the way.

To learn about what sets us apart, visit:

Survivor Stories

Todd Sheridan

Todd Sheridan's family members have always supported his love of hockey and were his biggest fan when his team won the Junior A National Championship. They again showed their deep devotion by bringing him to Penn for the best possible cancer care. Todd's physician at Penn diagnosed cancer of the tongue and neck, which had spread to his lymph nodes. A possible side effect raised by his physicians was nerve damage in his right arm, limiting the motion in his arm. Gregory Weinstein, M.D., his surgeon at Penn, performed the detailed surgery and was able to avoid that outcome. Three weeks after surgery, Todd was not only doing push-ups, but was practicing with his hockey team in Ontari. But his journey didn't end there. As a survivor, Todd talks personally about how cancer has had an impact on his life and how he was able to combine his experience and passions to benefit his community.




Spotlight

Watch Focus on Head and Neck Cancer Conference - Get information on the latest advances in head and neck cancer risk, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, symptom management and psychosocial issues.

Watch Focus on Thyroid Cancer Conference - Get information on the latest advances in thyroid cancer risk, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, symptom management and psychosocial issues.

Media Hub for Head and Neck Cancers - Watch Videos!

 

Oncolink's HPV: The Basics

Clinical Briefing: Sorafenib for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Transoral Robotic Surgery: New Developments in Head and Neck Cancer [PDF]



Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are studies to find new ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer. The purpose of each clinical trial is to answer a specific question. Our physicians carefully design these studies to find new ways to improve care and quality of life ... more about clinical trials