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 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 18 physicians, 12 research nurses, two inpatient mid-level providers, and 12 outpatient mid-level providers. Our physician team includes twelve physicians who care only for thoracic medical oncology patients in the Thoracic Center, two head/neck and 5 medical oncologists who treat both lung cancer and head/neck cancer patients in those respective outpatient clinic areas.
Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology, Unit 432
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030-4009