Head and Neck Oncology Program

Moffitt Cancer Center's Head and Neck Cancer Program is a uniquely specialized group offering individualized treatment for malignancies of the head and neck. With our team of skilled surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, endocrinologists, radiologists and supportive care professionals – all of whom only treat head and neck cancers – we take a truly integrative approach to treatment, enabling patients to consult with numerous experts through a single referral.

Moffitt's Head and Neck Cancer Program offers an unsurpassed level of expertise by focusing exclusively on the following diagnoses:

  • Sarcomas of the head and neck
  • Squamous cell carcinomas and other cutaneous malignancies of the head and neck
  • Oral, laryngeal, oropharyngeal, hypopharyngeal and nasopharyngeal cancers
  • Nasal and paranasal sinus cancers
  • Endocrine and major/minor salivary tumors
  • Benign and malignant skull base tumors
  • Orbital tumors +/- skull base involvement
  • Thyroid and parathyroid tumors
  • Ear and temporal bone cancers
  • Acoustic neuroma/vestibular schwannoma

At Moffitt, we provide each patient with an individualized treatment plan, using evidence-based pathways to select the most appropriate options from our broad spectrum of therapeutic services. From novel chemotherapy agents and highly targeted radiation therapy delivery techniques to minimally invasive, image-guided and robotic surgeries, numerous treatments can be combined to address each patient’s unique needs. Diagnostic procedures, pain management support, speech and swallowing rehabilitation services and clinical trials are also available through Moffitt’s advanced Head and Neck Cancer Program. And, due to our emphasis on translation research, we make it possible for patients to benefit from breakthroughs we achieve in our on-site labs as soon as possible. Our tumor board meets weekly to explore additional treatment and support options for each patient, ensuring that his or her ever-evolving needs are consistently being met.

We not only offer world-class treatments in a comprehensive setting, but also make it easy to arrange new patient appointments at our clinic. Physicians can refer a patient to Moffitt’s Head and Neck Cancer Program by completing our online form or by contacting a physician liaison. Because every day matters, we make every effort to keep referral times short, and can often accommodate urgent referrals.