The doctors at Stanford's Head and Neck Cancer Program are highly experienced in using state-of-the-art approaches for cancers that affect how we look, breathe, talk, smell, see, and swallow. Our multispecialty team excels in providing outstanding, personalized clinical care for individuals with oral/mouth, throat, and head and neck cancers. Our team participates in leading-edge clinical research as well as research into tumor biology, cancer stem cells, and radiation therapy.
Stanford doctors introduced the first use of chemotherapy with irradiation for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), which is now the basis of organ-preservation chemoradiation in the U.S. We participate in many major national studies and institutional-originated studies.
Leaders in multispecialty, comprehensive care
Stanford's Head & Neck Tumor Board was the first of its kind in the U.S. and brings together medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, as well as head and neck radiologists, pathologists, dentists, nurses, and physician assistants.
Treatment of head and neck cancer often impacts very personal aspects of patients' lives including speech, swallowing, and appearance. A priority of Stanford's Head and Neck Cancer program is to maximize the quality of life of our patients, and we have devoted many resources both to minimize the impact of cancer and to help cope with side effects of intervention. The multispecialty expertise of the Stanford Voice Center, the Stanford Center for Human Communication, the Stanford Sinus Center as well as very close working relationships with neurosurgeons, opthmalmologists, dentists and facial plastic surgeons are integrated into treatment to ensure maximum success in preserving the swallowing, speaking, breathing, and appearance.
Minimally invasive surgery and reconstructive surgery options are carefully integrated into overall treatment recommendations. Nutritional counseling is available to ensure patients remain healthy if eating becomes temporarily difficult. We work closely with cancer survivorship and the head and neck cancer support program meets onsite frequently.
Your Health: Robotic Surgery for Head and Neck Cancers
Stanford's Chief of Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Chris Holsinger, discusses the advances in surgery for head and neck cancers and why transoral minimally-invasive endoscopic procedures are the next generation of surgery for treating these types of cancers.
Learn more about head and neck cancers and treatment options.
An innovative, surgical procedure offers cancer patients and survivors a greater quality of life. Dr. Vasu Divi, head and neck surgeon, is interviewed about the reconstructive technique utilizing 3D imaging.
Stanford's Chief of Head & Neck Surgery discusses the next generation of advances in surgery for head and neck cancers.
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Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
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