Office of Institutional Advancement

By the Numbers

Complex Head and Neck Care and Education

As of June 2017, Project CHANCE

• Has performed more than 50 major head and neck surgeries.

• Has examined more than 200 patients in clinic.

• Has performed more than 15 free-tissue-transfer reconstructions—the first ever to perform such a procedure in Haiti.

• Has sent a team to Haiti at least twice a year that includes an average of three surgeons and three nurses; in January 2017, CHANCE sent a team of 16, which included a Jefferson patient.

• Has established a program enabling Haitian medical residents to travel to Jefferson for three months of training with the Head and Neck team.

• Is leading a task force to bring cancer care to Haiti.