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Oral, head and neck cancer research at Providence Cancer Center

October 21, 2016

Providence Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Clinic offers world-class care for patients with benign and malignant tumors of the oral cavity (mouth), tongue, pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box), nose, paranasal sinuses, salivary glands and thyroid gland, as well as tumors at the skull base. Our medical and surgical oncology teams work collaboratively to start patients on treatment regimens very quickly. 

In a rare procedure, a Providence patient gets a new jaw, complete with teeth, in one day

October 19, 2016

The complex procedure, known as a “Jaw in a Day,” has been performed in only a few highly specialized centers in the world. Smith’s procedure, performed in August at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, was the first on the West Coast.

Providence Opens Clinical Trial on Device to Improve Quality of Life for Cancer Patients

May 24, 2016

Amber Watters, DDS, a dental oncologist with Providence Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Program and Clinic, has opened a clinical study of a device that could lessen the effects of trismus, even in patients years or decades out from their diagnosis and treatment.

Oral/dental oncology offered at east- and west-side clinics

March 25, 2016

Providence is adding oral/dental oncology facilities at Providence Portland and Providence St. Vincent Medical Centers.

New immunotherapy approaches put the pedal to the metal

March 25, 2016

Providence Cancer Center researchers have initiated several important clinical trials to investigate the effectiveness of promising new immunotherapies to treat patients with head and neck cancers.

West side clinic opens for oral, head and neck cancers

March 25, 2016

Providence Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Clinics now serve patients at two locations: Providence Portland Medical Center and a newly opened clinic at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

Studies focus on biomarkers to help guide treatment decisions

March 25, 2016

Researchers at Providence Cancer Center received a $75,000 grant to study biomarkers that may help predict responses to immuntherapy and assist oncologists in making treatment-related decisions for patients with head and neck cancers.

Grants provide new support for oral, head and neck cancer research at Providence

February 12, 2013

Providence Cancer Center has ramped up its fight against oral, head and neck cancer with two new research grants totaling more than half a million dollars.

Providence offers comprehensive oral, head and neck cancer care at outpatient clinic

February 08, 2013

Unique to the Northwest, the new multidisciplinary clinic bridges the gap between medicine and dentistry for patients with oral, head and neck cancers.

Cancers on the rise due to HPV

February 07, 2013

Dr. Bryan Bell from Providence Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Clinic explains why.

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