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Jefferson's HEADS UP! Campaign

Heads Up! Campaign

This year more than 64,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with some form of head and neck cancer; about 13,700 will die. Thankfully, Jefferson is leading the way in head and neck cancer care. From seeing to swallowing to smiling, our surgeons at Jefferson are some of the best in the country at preserving life-sustaining functions.

Your support today drives tomorrow’s cures.

Join our efforts in eradicating head and neck cancer through research, clinical trials, novel therapies, outstanding medical care—and determination.

Make a gift to the HEADS UP! Campaign so we can continue our mission of curing all cancers.

Hear the inspiring stories of our patients.

David Rich

“Just like everyone else, I’m planning for the future,” Rich says. “This coming February it will be three years since the surgery. Well, I’m still here, and I’m very glad to be here.”


The Maro Family

The clinical trial allowed us to spend an extra year with our dad that we wouldn’t have had,” Pat says. “And that meant everything to us.”


John Wilson

“I’m very fortunate—very lucky to be alive,” John says, noting he is now cancer-free. “Doctors Congnetti and Krein were the saving grace for me.


Sally Jo LaMont

“He instilled confidence that all was going to turn out fine,” she remembers. “I felt completely calm and was very optimistic about the outcome because of his attitude.”


Project CHANCE


For the past four years, members of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery—residents, medical students, nurses, and anesthetists—have traveled to Haiti to provide complex head and neck care and education (CHANCE).

Jefferson is the destination of choice for this unique patient population. Our integrated program brings together medical and radiation oncologists, as well as other caregivers like social workers, nutritionists, and surgeons, for full-coverage care. Aside from the full range of expertise the team has at its disposal, it also offers a central location for head and neck cancer patients, cutting down on confusion and easing the health journey.

From Jefferson’s Center City campus, oncologists and surgeons coordinate the team—referring patients to community affiliates closer to home and overseeing a lineup of caregivers who are all striving to make the care experience as seamless as possible.


To learn more about how you can support Jefferson's Head and Neck Cancer program, contact Jonathan Agree, VP of Development for Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and Clinical Programs, at 215-503-6058 or