Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

At OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, we take a personalized approach to head and neck cancer treatment. We know your needs, your wishes and the cancer you're fighting are unique, so we create a customized treatment plan just for you.

Head & Neck Cancer Treatment Options

The head and neck cancer care team at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute treats all types of head and neck cancer, including the most advanced and complex cancers. Potentially cancerous areas include the face, scalp, mouth, throat, thyroid, and neck. Treatment options for these cancers include:

Learn more about treatment options for head and neck cancer

Leading the way With TORS


Surgeons at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute were the first to perform transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for head and neck cancer in the Pacific Northwest. This minimally invasive surgical option has many benefits over traditional head and neck cancer surgery.

Learn more about transoral robotic surgery

Free Screening Event

Head and Neck Cancer Screening Event

As part of National Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is offering free head and neck cancer screenings on Friday, April 25. No appointments are needed.

Learn more about the free screening event

Download the screening event flyer

Meet Neil Gross, M.D.

Dr. Neil Gross is a head and neck cancer doctor at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

Dr. Gross is a dedicated surgeon with a passion for service and personalized head and neck cancer care.
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My Knight Cancer Story

Brack - OHSU Head and Neck Cancer

While I struggled with sinus issues at the time, I never imagined I would be diagnosed with cancer, or that I would face three surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation in the coming year.

Read more about Richard’s story