Speech-language pathologists help patients regain function

Some of the greatest difficulties that accompany head and neck cancer is the loss of speech and swallowing ability. Basic functions of communication make us feel human and connect us with others, so their loss can be devastating. Our team of specially trained speech-language pathologists (SLP) helps adults with speech and swallowing rehabilitation after head […]

Understanding individual cells to overcome treatment challenges in head and neck cancer

Sid Puram, MD, PhD, thinks that optimizing personalized cancer treatment requires better knowledge about tumor heterogeneity.  Understanding individual tumor cells will promote better and discrete treatment options for head and neck cancer patients. Head and neck tumors are composed of a variety of cells that have different functions, much like bees in a hive. Some […]

Team Heads Up rocks Pedal the Cause

Congratulations to our department’s Pedal the Cause team for raising the most money in its 10-year history! Comprised of 70 members, Team Heads Up raised $57,000, a 40% increase over what we raised last year, placing us #4 among all of the 28 hospital affiliates. Thank you to all of our generous donors! This year’s […]

Washington University leads in treatment of head and neck cancer

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You’ve just been diagnosed with cancer of the throat, tongue or tonsil. The news is particularly devastating because these cancers affect what most makes us human – our facial appearance, speech, eating, and swallowing. Naturally you start searching for the best care available near you. That will be much easier to find in a metropolitan […]