Cancer Institute

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Head, Neck & Thyroid

As a patient of the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, you receive care from expert physicians who use the most innovative approaches to treat benign and malignant tumors in the skull base, sinuses, orbits, salivary glands, nasopharynx, oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx and thyroid. With the strength of our vigorous research programs, you have access to effective new clinical trials and therapies.

Our cancer care team coordinates your personalized treatment plan every step of the way, supporting your challenges, keeping your spirits up, listening to your concerns and strengthening your overall wellbeing.  

Why the Cancer Institute?

We are among the finest in the country for implementing best practices in caring for our patients and for having the best survival rates and outcomes for every type of cancer.
Cancer Institute doctors are among the most experienced specialists in the country, and we develop treatment plans based on years of expertise and evidence-based success. Our team includes surgical oncologists (doctors who remove cancer through surgery), radiation oncologists (doctors who use radiation to treat cancer), medical oncologists (doctors who use specialized drugs to treat cancer), and radiologists (doctors who use imaging to diagnose cancer).

We are always looking for the most effective way to battle cancer from every possible angle. So we provide you with innovative procedures, medicines and technology to treat your symptoms and eliminate the disease.
Multidisciplinary approach 

Patient cases are presented at weekly conferences attended by surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists and support staff. Decisions regarding your treatment are discussed and then your doctor develops a personalized treatment plan for you. This approach allows specialists from many areas to provide input and ensure you have an all-encompassing care plan.

Progressive clinical trials and research
Our scientists and physicians continually research new treatments and cures that allow us to bring medical discoveries from the laboratory directly to you. These breakthroughs help us to improve cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. We are currently conducting more than 200 cancer-related clinical trials, giving us even more resources and optimism for finding effective treatments.

Focus on you 
We don’t have a standard treatment plan for every patient. Instead, we recognize you as an individual who has specific circumstances and needs, and then we develop a treatment plan that’s most effective for you and your particular cancer. We understand how difficult it is to be diagnosed with cancer and how tiring and time-consuming the treatment process can sometimes be. So our goal is to make it as easy as possible on your body, mind and schedule. As an additional support, our 24/7 Care Navigator remains by your side through the entire journey, guiding you and your family to the care and help you need and deserve.
Care close to home

We provide extensive cancer care at our seven hospitals and more than 40 Cancer Institute locations nestled within many western Pennsylvania communities, as well as in Erie, West Virginia and Ohio. This vast network allows us to give you exceptional cancer care and the comfort, security and convenience of being close to home.




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