Head and Neck Cancer Tumor Board

At Cedars-Sinai, no patient navigates their cancer care journey alone. Our team of cancer doctors and other specialists is with you at every turn. We work together to deliver the services you need and the personalized therapies you deserve.

Our Team Approach to Head and Neck Cancer Care

At Cedars-Sinai, you benefit from the recommendations of nationally recognized head and neck cancer specialists. We are one of the nation's most experienced and active head and neck cancer programs.

Our approach includes:

Highly Skilled Cancer Doctors

Many of our doctors completed advanced training through fellowships in areas such as head and neck cancer surgery. We also lead research that is advancing precision medicine and radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. Our expertise means you can feel confident you are receiving the best available care. Meet our expert team.

Specialized Therapies

We help you regain your sense of wellness with supportive care that includes swallow therapy and personalized dental care. Our team includes specialists with years of experience meeting the unique needs of patients with head and neck cancer. Get more information about speech therapy and dental care for head and neck cancer.

Additional Support

Your care includes many tests and doctor's visits. Our head and neck cancer patient navigator coordinates appointments so you can focus on getting well. And if you have questions, our navigator is here for you with helpful information.

Head and Neck Cancer Tumor Board

The best cancer care includes treatments from multiple specialists. Tumor boards are meetings at which cancer doctors from different specialties discuss individual cases as a team. Cedars-Sinai is among a select few programs in the L.A. area with a dedicated head and neck cancer tumor board. Your care reflects the expertise of more than 20 doctors, surgeons and other specialists.

During tumor board meetings, we:

  • Review test results to confirm or rule out a cancer diagnosis 
  • Develop a treatment plan, including the precise order in which you will receive treatments
  • Evaluate treatment progress to establish whether therapies are working as they should
  • Modify treatment plans when necessary to meet your changing needs
  • Determine your supportive care needs, which may include help from a social worker

Meet Our Head and Neck Cancer Tumor Board

Our head and neck cancer tumor board includes:

Head and Neck Cancer Experts

  • Head and neck surgeons
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Medical oncologists, who deliver cancer drugs and innovative treatments such as precision medicine

Therapists and Specialists

  • Nutritionists
  • Patient navigators
  • Physical therapists
  • Speech and swallow therapists
  • Social workers

Other Cancer Doctors

  • Endocrinologists who treat thyroid disease, including thyroid cancer
  • Maxillofacial specialists
  • Neuroradiologists who specialize in reading brain imaging scans
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Oral medicine physicians
  • Palliative and supportive care docotors
  • Pathologists who interpret lab tests
  • Reconstructive surgeons

Have Questions or Need Help?

To make an appointment or refer a patient, call or send a message to the Head and Neck Cancer care team. You can also have us call you back at your convenience.

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