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Head and Neck Cancers - Our Approach

For patients with a diagnosis of cancer of the head or neck, the priorities are always the same:  getting the very best treatment that affords the best outcome possible -- and finding hope in the process. 
 
City of Hope is recognized worldwide for its compassionate patient care, innovative science and translational research, which rapidly turns laboratory breakthroughs into promising new therapies. We’re a forward-thinking cancer center model devoted to rapidly transforming scientific discoveries into better treatments and improved prevention strategies.  And more importantly, we’ve been delivering hope to cancer patients for 100 years.
 
What sets City of Hope apart from other cancer treatment centers?

From diagnosis through treatment and follow up, City of Hope offers a truly comprehensive approach to treating head and neck cancers. Our renowned head and neck surgeons specialize in the complex procedures often necessary to eradicate these tumors while preserving vital structures and function. We offer ultra-sophisticated radiotherapy techniques, such as helical TomoTherapy, and we employ the latest chemotherapy protocols and devise promising experimental therapies through our drug development research programs. These combined attributes allow us to provide powerful therapeutic options to patients fighting such cancers as salivary gland cancer.

Through our Head and Neck Cancer Program, patients at City of Hope receive treatment from a coordinated, multidisciplinary team of surgeons, oncologists, endocrinologists, radiation oncologists, nurses, supportive care specialists and others, ensuring the highest possible standard of care.
 
City of Hope’s Head and Neck Cancers Program offers the latest treatments for:
 
 
If you have been diagnosed with a head or neck cancer, we’re here to help. City of Hope is committed to making the process of becoming a patient here as easy as possible. Call 800-826-HOPE (4673) or complete the online Schedule a Call Back form.
 

Head and Neck Cancer Team

Support this program

It takes the help of a lot of caring people to make hope a reality for our patients. City of Hope was founded by individuals' philanthropic efforts 100 years ago. Their efforts − and those of our supporters today − have built the foundation for the care we provide and the research we conduct. It enables us to strive for new breakthroughs and better therapies − helping more people enjoy longer, better lives.

For more information on supporting this specific program, please contact us below.

Kimberly Wah
Director
Phone: 213-241-7275
Email: kwah@coh.org

 
 

Head and Neck Cancers

Head and Neck Cancers - Our Approach

For patients with a diagnosis of cancer of the head or neck, the priorities are always the same:  getting the very best treatment that affords the best outcome possible -- and finding hope in the process. 
 
City of Hope is recognized worldwide for its compassionate patient care, innovative science and translational research, which rapidly turns laboratory breakthroughs into promising new therapies. We’re a forward-thinking cancer center model devoted to rapidly transforming scientific discoveries into better treatments and improved prevention strategies.  And more importantly, we’ve been delivering hope to cancer patients for 100 years.
 
What sets City of Hope apart from other cancer treatment centers?

From diagnosis through treatment and follow up, City of Hope offers a truly comprehensive approach to treating head and neck cancers. Our renowned head and neck surgeons specialize in the complex procedures often necessary to eradicate these tumors while preserving vital structures and function. We offer ultra-sophisticated radiotherapy techniques, such as helical TomoTherapy, and we employ the latest chemotherapy protocols and devise promising experimental therapies through our drug development research programs. These combined attributes allow us to provide powerful therapeutic options to patients fighting such cancers as salivary gland cancer.

Through our Head and Neck Cancer Program, patients at City of Hope receive treatment from a coordinated, multidisciplinary team of surgeons, oncologists, endocrinologists, radiation oncologists, nurses, supportive care specialists and others, ensuring the highest possible standard of care.
 
City of Hope’s Head and Neck Cancers Program offers the latest treatments for:
 
 
If you have been diagnosed with a head or neck cancer, we’re here to help. City of Hope is committed to making the process of becoming a patient here as easy as possible. Call 800-826-HOPE (4673) or complete the online Schedule a Call Back form.
 

Head and Neck Cancer Team

Head and Neck Cancer Team

Support This Program

Support this program

It takes the help of a lot of caring people to make hope a reality for our patients. City of Hope was founded by individuals' philanthropic efforts 100 years ago. Their efforts − and those of our supporters today − have built the foundation for the care we provide and the research we conduct. It enables us to strive for new breakthroughs and better therapies − helping more people enjoy longer, better lives.

For more information on supporting this specific program, please contact us below.

Kimberly Wah
Director
Phone: 213-241-7275
Email: kwah@coh.org

 
 
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City of Hope is actively involved in the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancers, as well as research to improve the lives of patients with these diseases.
 
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Our aggressive pursuit to discover better ways to help patients now – not years from now – places us among the leaders worldwide in the administration of clinical trials.
 
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