Improving Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes

January 12, 2011

Health Leaders Magazine

Head and neck cancer afflicts  relatively few, but it is described as one of the most devastating because of its impact on speech, swallowing, and facial structures. "An especially difficult aspect of treating head and neck cancer is the effects of treatment," said Bert O'Malley, MD, Gabriel Tucker Professor and chair, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery in an interview with Health Leaders Magazine. "It is not one of the most high-profile of cancers, but it is one of the most devastating, out of proportion to its prevalence." Doctors are working to improve outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer through a team approach, diagnosing cases earlier, and by using new technologies like robotic surgery. Read More