Thoracic/Head & Neck Medical Oncology
John V. Heymach, M.D., Ph.D.
While encompassing the overall mission of MD Anderson Cancer Center, the particular goals of the Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology department 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 Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology department staff directly responsible for patient care is comprised of 23 physicians, 16 research nurses, two inpatient mid-level providers, and 13 outpatient mid-level providers. Our physician team includes 12 physicians who care only for thoracic medical oncology patients in the Thoracic Center, four head/neck and five medical oncologists who treat both lung cancer and head/neck cancer patients in those respective outpatient clinic areas.
Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology Department, Unit 432
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030-4009