Head and Neck Cancer Center


What is the Head and Neck Cancer Center?

The head and neck is a region associated with the most important functions that include eating, breathing, speech, and appearance, among the functions that human beings need to live. Head and neck cancers (cancer of tongue, throat, jaw, nose, ear, etc.) that develop in this area severely impair these functions. Therefore, their treatment requires widely diverse multidisciplinary expertise to maintain life after surgery while seeking a complete cure for cancer. The feature of the Center is to practice team medicine consistently beyond the boundaries of clinical divisions involving areas such as Medicine, Dentistry, the Division of Nursing, and other health professionals, which is the first in among national university hospitals. We established the Center in April 2012 and have a window to the Center at the outpatient clinic of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.

Management System

Director: Professor Yoshihiro Kimata (Plastic Surgery)
Vice-Director(Medical): Professor Mizuo Ando (Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery)
Vice-Director(Dental): Professor Junichi Asaumi (Department of Oral Diagnosis and Dentomaxillofacial Radiology)
Deputy-Director: Lecturer Nobuyoshi Mizukawa (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgery)
Chief Nursing Officer: Yoko Matsuzaki(West-10 Head Nurse)