Important: Privacy Update
After a remarkable 11 years of service as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the THANC Foundation, Mr. Donald Levy, Chairman, CEO and Founder of The Levy Group has stepped down to focus on his family and business.
The Thyroid Care Collaborative (TCC) wrapped up 2014 as its biggest year yet and by the time this newsletter is printed we will have surpassed our first goal of entering more than 1000 patient records in the system.
The passing of Hugh Biller last month conjured up many memories of a unique individual who had a tremendous influence in my life and my career. I had the opportunity to train under him and then to serve as a member of the faculty in his Department of Otolaryngology after I returned from my fellowship.
Last spring our former board member, Carmela Sagendorf approached THANC with a novel idea. She wanted to create a cookbook, the proceeds from which would benefit the Foundation. Carmela along with dedicated volunteer, Carol Graybeal and Foundation staff collaborated to refine and publish a collection of healthy and delicious recipes.
Craig Bickford joins the THANC family after having worked with us on several of our large initiatives. As our new database manager and IT specialist, he will take on the task of creating, organizing, and streamlining the databases used in the Thyroid Cancer Care Collaborative, the Head & Neck Cancer Guide, as well as for […]
We are very pleased to announce the addition of Cindy Ganz, MS, speech-language pathologist to the Institute for Head and Neck and Thyroid Cancer, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Ms. Ganz worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Speech and Hearing Department, Department of Surgery, for the past 13 years. She brings extensive expertise working with patients treated for head and neck cancer, including those who have undergone partial and total laryngectomy, oral cancer surgery or chemoradiotherapy as primary treatment.
In autumn, 2004, as she had every fall for the past eleven years, Roseann Kurdilla called Dr. Mark Urken’s office to make an appointment for her husband, Michael. To her surprise, Dr. Urken said that he no longer needed to see Michael for follow-up, as he was NED (showing “No Evidence of Disease.”) The Kurdillas […]