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.
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Kristi Elder lived cancer free for 12 years after treatments in her mid-20s for a rare cancer. While coming to Penn for routine follow-up, a staff member recognized that Kristi could benefit from our survivorship program. In Kristi's first visit with our Living Well after Cancer program, she and the Director, Linda Jacobs, PhD, CRNP, simply talked for over an hour about her life. Kristi received personal counseling and referrals to specialists to deal with specific side effects from her cancer treatment. This past year, Kristi was again diagnosed with the same form of cancer. Her physician at Penn has enrolled her in a clinical trial, and she credits the Living Well After Cancer program with bringing her to a place emotionally and physically where she can handle this recurrence and be hopeful about the future.
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.