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Your Cancer Game Plan Challenge

Are YOU Up for the Challenge? In February, we’re excited to partner with Merck on the Your Cancer Game Plan Challenge to provide new resources to the cancer community and raise funds for Head and Neck Cancer Alliance. And we need your help. Visit, choose Head and Neck Cancer Alliance and share the website.

Why Clinical Trials are Important

Help HNCA & Others Find Ways to Help You Clinical trials are research studies that involve patients, caregivers and/or survivors. Through clinical trials, doctors, researchers and non-profits find new ways to improve treatments and establish programs that improve the quality of life for people with diseases. Most commonly, clinical trials are used to test the.

HeadsUp! Honor Wall

The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance would like to thank everyone again for using the HNCA HeadsUp! Facebook frames! This week, we are sharing the HeadsUp! Honor wall, featuring all of our past HeadsUp! Tuesday head and neck cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and/or medical staff. If you wish to be featured on the HNCA social.

Having Perspective on Moments

A MOMENT DEFINED How do you capture your moments? Moments can be brief and finite. They can be good ones… like your first kiss… the birth of your child… a job… the day you found out you or your loved one was cancer free. They can be bad ones… the loss of a loved one…..

Help Us, Help You, Help Others – Importance of Clinical Trials

Behind every medicine and intervention are thousands of patients who have volunteered to participate in clinical trials. These individuals, or as I refer to them “heroes”, have helped the development of many breakthroughs in disease prevention and treatment. It is also important to recognize that “clinical research” is not always devoted to finding the next.

Billy Beasley: Honored Survivor in 2017 Crucial Catch Campaign

NFL players and teams promote cancer awareness during the 2017 Crucial Catch Campaign. Head and Neck Cancer Survivor Billy Beasley and wife, Corey, were honored at New England Patriots game at the Gillette Stadium on Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Understanding the Impact of Immunotherapy on Head and Neck Cancer

HNCA recently partnered with PeerView to present the Symposium, “Understanding the Impact of Immunotherapy on Head and Neck Cancer: A Look at the Science, Practice, and Future of Multimodal Treatment.” The Symposium, held in San Diego during the American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, attracted a full-room capacity of more than 200-plus national as.

The Hidden Costs of Cancer Treatment

Managing a cancer diagnosis and its treatments can be all-consuming. The patient’s focus needs to be on managing stress, eating healthfully, getting proper rest and maintaining a positive outlook. All too often, the confusion and stress from dealing with health care coverage, scheduling medical appointments, enduring treatments, working to maintain family, and in many cases,.

Board Member’s Published Works

We proudly like to share the following articles that several of our HNCA board members has co-authored and published. Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan,MD, FACS Knowledge of HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancer and Use of Human Papillomavirus Vaccines by Pediatricians in Louisiana Dr. Wendell Yarbrough, MD, FACS, MMHC Genetic Alterations in TRAF3 and CYLD That Regulate Nuclear Factor jB.

Family and Friends Pays Tribute to Beloved Husband by Joining Him in His Last Round of Golf

With only a month to plan a charity golf event and diagnosed with terminal cancer, Jeff Park and his loved ones successfully hosted a golf tournament in early December 2016, raising an estimated $14,000 with the proceeds donated to the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA). Laura, Jeff’s wife, wanted him to have one more.



I believe that my success as a cancer patient is first due to the process of recognition on a basic level, that something in my body was not the same as it was and I was worse off.Jessica Tar
National Spokesperson for HNCA & squamous cell carcinoma survivor

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