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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Head and Neck Cancer, including Staging and Diagnosing
  • Surgical Interventions, including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • New Chemotherapy Options
  • Concurrent Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team
  • Speech and Swallowing Challenges and Recommendations
  • Nutritional Concerns and Tips

Our Panel of Experts

Marshall R. Posner, MD
Director, Head and Neck Medical Oncology, Director, Office of Cancer Clinical Trials, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Gene and Cell Medicine, The Tisch Cancer Institute, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
David I. Rosenthal, MD, FACR
Professor, Section Chief, Head and Neck Radiation Oncology, Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Jan S. Lewin, PhD
Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Section Chief, Section of Speech Pathology and Audiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Douglas E. Peterson, DMD, PhD, FDS RCSEd
Professor of Oral Medicine, Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, Chair, Program in Head & Neck Cancer and Oral Oncology, Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Connecticut Health Center
Diana L. Bearden, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC
Supervisor, Clinical Nutrition, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on May 15, 2013.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.