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Head & Neck Oncology

The UNC Head and Neck Oncology division uses leading-edge techniques to diagnose and treat tumors of the head and neck. Our national center excels through teaching students, and advancing patient care through research and innovation.
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Why Choose UNC for head and neck tumor treatment?

UNC Health provides the best possible treatment of head and neck tumors. Our goal is to cure head and neck cancer, maintain optimal speech and swallowing function and achieve the best possible cosmetic result.

Our team consists of ENT surgeons and neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, diagnostic and interventional radiologists, dentists, epidemiologists, prosthetic specialists, nutritionists, and speech and swallowing specialists.


Head and Neck Oncology Nurse Navigator

Hazel Hampton, RN, BSN, CMSRN serves as our nurse navigator for our head and neck cancer patients.  Hazel assists patients as they navigate through their complex treatment protocols and works closely with patients and their family members.

Phone: 984-974-8291
Fax: 984-974-2706


Our Team

Conditions Treated


  • Tumors of the Oral Cavity
  • Tumors of the Pharynx and Throat Using Transoral Robotic Surgery
  • Tumors of the Larynx
  • Tumors of the Soft Tissues
  • Thyroid Tumors
  • Tumors of the Nose and Sinuses
  • Tumors of the Nose and Sinuses
  • Tumors of the Ear and Temporal Bone
  • Tumors of the Skull Base
  • Tumors of the Salivary Glands
  • Tumors of the Cerebello-Pontine Angle
  • Osteoradionecrosis with Novel Treatment Modalities
  • Advanced Microvascular Surgery for Facial and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Salivary Gland Procedures


Check out this video playlist to understand more about Head and Neck Treatments!

Clinic Locations

Head and Neck Oncology at the Medical Center

UNC Cancer Hospital, 2nd Floor, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: (984) 974-6484
Directions to the Cancer Hospital


Head and Neck Oncology in Raleigh

2901 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 201, Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919)-784-3105
Directions to the Raleigh Head and Neck Oncology


Check out our For Patients section to find more information on the clinics and how to contact them.


The Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology offers an AHNS-accredited one-year clinical fellowship position in Advanced Surgical Head and Neck Oncology and Micro-vascular Reconstruction. The fellowship directors—Dr. Trevor Hackman and Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg—are pleased to offer this unique opportunity, which provides the highest quality training in the medical and surgical management of all areas of Head and Neck Oncology. Learn more about the Advanced Surgical Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction Fellowship.