The Division of Head and Neck Oncology offers treatment to patients with all forms of neoplasms of the head and neck.
Boasting a Multidisciplinary Team of dedicated specialists in head and neck surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, dental medicine, speech pathology, nursing and social services, the team strives to offer total, comprehensive treatment, rehabilitation and social assistance to our patients.
Click here for a link to UNC's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to learn more about the Head and Neck Cancer Program and for information on different types of cancers of the head and neck.
|UNC Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Oncology Team, left to right: Eric Halvorson, MD (Plastics); Marion Couch, MD, PhD (OHNS); Neil Hayes, MD (Medical Oncology); James McNab, MD (Radiation Oncology); Carol Shores, MD, PhD (OHNS); William Shockley, MD (OHNS); Jennifer Egan, MD (Pathology); Laura Patton, DDS (Dentistry); Laura Lyndon Miller (Program Assistant); Janet Southerland, DDS (Dentistry); Mark Weissler, MD (OHNS); Dale Flowers, RN (Clinical Trials); Sue Hayden, RN (Nurse Navigator); Aimee Shea, RD (Dietician); Sean Gallagher, RN (Nurse Navigator); Julian Rosenman, MD (Radiation Oncology); Ben Huang, MD (Radiology); Not pictured: Glenn Minsley (Prosthodontics), Valerie Jewells, DO (Neuroradiology); Stephen Bernard, MD (Medical Oncology); Joanne Sroczynski, MSW (Social Work).|
Diagnostic and treatment facilities are state of the art, with intraoperative CT surgical guidance, intraoperative XRT, 3D CT guided conformal radiation, PET/CT scanning, and free flap reconstruction.
The division performs over 200 major head and neck surgical cases each year and is among the busiest clinical divisions at the university.
Weekly Head and Neck Tumor Board Conference
Research: The division is involved in clinical, translational and basic science research including organ preservation protocols of combined chemoradiation, the use of the ONYX 015 virus for advanced recurrent cancer, the use of microarray technology to genetically characterize different cancers and correlate this with various prognostic indicators, and a large state wide study of the molecular epidemiology of head and neck cancer.
Appointments can be made by contacting Ms. Laura Lyndon Miller, Program Assistant for Head and Neck Oncology, at (919) 966-9717, fax (919) 966-1903, or Sean Gallagher, RN, Nurse Navigator, at (919) 843-6919.