Research

Surgery August 21st, 2018

A Decade in Review: Fibula Free Flap for Mandibular Reconstruction

This study, the first of its kind, aims to describe the trends pertaining to the use of fibula free flap for mandibular reconstruction during the past decade. THANC identified 85…

Diagnostics August 16th, 2018

A Rare Case Study: Isolated Cervical Origin of the Right Subclavian Artery

Based on an extensive literature search, our patient is the first case of a cervical origin of the right subclavian artery (CORSA) without any other detectable cardiovascular anomalies or genetic…

  • Skip Metastases: an Unusual Pathological Pathway

    Diagnostics August 14th, 2018

    This unique case series reports on two patients with isolated recurrence following previous treatment for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). The study explores the incidence and clinical relevance of “skip…

  • Predicting a Tumor’s Pattern of Invasion

    Diagnostics June 30th, 2018

    A surgeon, uncertain of the severity of their patient’s disease, can be faced with a number of difficult decisions. The goal of this study is to find out the best…

  • Active Surveillance for Low-Risk Papillary Thyroid Cancer

    Treatment June 29th, 2018

    The recent rise in the incidence of thyroid cancer is due to the increase in identification of low-risk papillary thyroid cancers. Most of these small, low-risk thyroid cancers (tumors <…

  • Virtual 3D Surgical Planning

    Surgery June 29th, 2018

    Reconstructive surgery is the standard of care when oral cancer invades the facial bone structure. These complex operations have seen great advancements in recent decades. The next step of innovation…

Thyroid Head & Neck Research Center (THNRC)

In 2009, we opened the functional outcomes clinical research center at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, which is the sole US site of the international Head and Neck Research Network (HNRN). This network of research centers was developed in 2008 to create global outreach with the intent of performing critical assessments of patients before and after treatment for head and neck and thyroid cancers. Our laboratory studies the impact of various treatments including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and prosthetic rehabilitation on patient function and quality of life. The research center assesses outcomes with a fast track to achieve statistical significance, to guide the future of patient care in head and neck and thyroid cancer.

The current centers located in Edmonton, Canada; New York City, United States; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Gainesville, Florida; and Turku, Finland conduct research in a wide range of areas and evaluate outcomes following head and neck cancer treatment.