Thoracic/Head & Neck Medical Oncology

While encompassing the overall mission of MD Anderson Cancer Center, the particular goals of the Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology are to provide the highest quality of care to our patients and to advance the treatment and prevention of aerodigestive cancers through innovative clinical and laboratory research.

Our investigations involve many of the most promising molecularly-targeted agents and combinations of agents currently known. We emphasize rigorous study conduct and impeccable study design, and many of our studies have been developed through cooperative group mechanisms. 

The Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology staff directly responsible for patient care is comprised of 21 physicians, 24 research nurses, two inpatient mid-level providers, and 13 outpatient mid-level providers. Our physician team includes ten physicians who care only for thoracic medical oncology patients in the Thoracic Center and eleven medical oncologists who treat both lung cancer and head/neck cancer patients in those respective outpatient clinic areas.