Raising awareness and Resources for

Head/neck cancer treatment survivors

. . . One voice at a time.

Faces of HNC

The Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Wharton Head and Neck Centre is dedicated to managing cancers of the head and neck (not including the brain). At the Wharton Head and Neck Centre, cancer experts on your team work closely with you to ensure you get the best care possible.

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) is a self-help nonprofit organization involved in the development of programs of support. As such it can have an enormous positive impact on meeting the psychosocial needs of patients as well as preserving, restoring and promoting physical and emotional health.

Our Mission:
SPOHNC is dedicated to raising awareness and meeting the needs of oral and head and neck cancer patients.


The Foundation

The Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer (THANC) Foundation was incorporated in April 2003 and has quickly grown to become the largest private funder of research in the country for these areas of cancer. In addition to research, THANC sponsors continuing professional medical education, community awareness and education, as well as patient outreach and support programs. Under the medical direction of Dr. Mark Urken, THANC has recently been housed within the Institute for Head and Neck and Thyroid Cancer at the Phillips Ambulatory Care Center at Beth Israel Medical Center.