Head & Neck Cancers

The world-renowned experts at the OSUCCC – James are transforming the way head and neck cancers are prevented, detected, treated and, yes, cured.

Today, cancer is no longer solely defined by location or even by stage. We know there is no routine cancer, and there are no routine head and neck cancers.

Head and neck cancers are complex diseases. Each patient’s cancer is different, behaving differently in the bodies they’re in and calling for a tailored, individualized treatment plan for each patient.

To deliver the most effective head and neck cancer detection and treatment, our internationally renowned experts identify and understand cancer at the biologic and genetic levels, unlocking the molecular code of a patient’s disease and pinpointing what makes each cancer grow — then discovering what stops it.

Our team of head and neck cancer subspecialists spans a broad range of disciplines: from medical and radiation oncologists to head and neck surgeons, dentists, voice and swallowing specialists, molecular and biological pathologists, genetic scientists and more — all specializing in a specific type of head and neck cancer research, prevention, detection, treatment and cure.  

It’s that subspecialization and singular focus that enable us to discover, develop and deliver the most targeted therapies for each individual head and neck cancer patient.

And that means our collective expertise leads to improved outcomes, faster responses, fewer side effects and more hope for cancer patients everywhere.

Laryngeal Cancer

The larynx contains the vocal chords, voice box and is involved in swallowing food and liquids. Using tobacco and excessively using alcohol are the greatest risk factors for laryngeal cancer. More than 12,000 new cases of laryngeal cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year. Specialists at the OSUCCC – James are changing the way laryngeal cancer is detected, treated and cured worldwide.

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Lip & Oral Cavity Cancer

Almost all lip and oral cancers begin in the cells that line the oral cavity. Tobacco (including cigarettes, pipes, cigars and chewing tobacco) is the leading cause of lip and oral cancers. A telltale sign of oral cancer is a white patch of cells that do not rub off. At the OSUCCC – James, we understand lip and oral cancers at the genetic level to deliver the most effective treatments.

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Oropharyngeal Cancer

Oropharyngeal cancer is rare and occurs most often in people between 50 and 80 years old. Smoking and excessive use of alcohol are the greatest risk factors for oropharyngeal cancer. At OSUCCC – James, we’re transforming the way oropharyngeal cancer is prevented, detected, treated and cured.

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Skull Base Tumors

Skull base tumors develop at the base of the skull, the bony structure that surrounds the brain. Tumors in the skull base can be difficult to reach, especially without causing damage to the face or skull. At the OSUCCC – James, we’re transforming the way skull base tumors are prevented, detected, treated and cured.

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