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Important: Privacy Update

Your privacy and the protection of your personal information is important to the THANC (Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer) Foundation. For this reason, we have updated our privacy policy to align with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). We are grateful for your support and involvement in our charitable programs and value your help in fulfilling our mission.

Please click below to see our updated privacy policy that describes how we collect and use your personal information and respect your privacy.

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April 6, 2016

We are always amazed by the generosity of our supporters. Here are a few standouts from 2015!

May 28, 2015

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.

May 28, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Eliza, a former Research Associate has accepted a position in the TCCC as Outreach Coordinator.

May 28, 2015

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.

May 27, 2015

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.

May 26, 2015

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.

January 1, 2015

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 […]

December 26, 2014

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.

July 10, 2005

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 […]


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