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Providence opens groundbreaking immunoradiotherapy clinical trial for patients with newly diagnosed head and neck cancer

March 08, 2018

Many clinical trials are open only to patients with metastatic disease. One of the translational research goals of the Providence Head and Neck Cancer Program is to bring immunotherapy into treatment earlier.

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.

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