Research : Head and Neck Cancer Research

Head and Neck Cancer Research

Fundamental research is performed in collaboration with several of the defined research programs within the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. Members of the Head and Neck Oncology Group work with the Tumor Cell Biology Research Program, the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program and the Clinical Oncology Research Program.

We also conduct prospective clinical trials to test the effectiveness of novel combinations of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery to increase cure rates and ultimately improve the quality of life for patients with advanced cancers.

Variables being tested include new types of treatment, amount of treatment, as well as new reconstructive surgical procedures and new methods of rehabilitation. Other trials test new drugs and new therapeutic strategies in patients who have developed recurrent cancers after receiving conventional therapy.

HEAD and NECK RESEARCHERS

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