Head and Neck Cancer Research

Head and Neck Cancer Research

Research into head and neck cancer at Penn State Cancer Institute is conducted by the dedicated head and neck cancer team. See current clinical trials and members of that team here.

Clinical Trials

Umbrella Long-term Follow-up Protocol
Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery (CLIMB)
Pigmentation of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Lymph Node Metastases
Head and Neck Cells: Tissue Repository
Comparison of Preoperative Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Results to Final Pathology in Thyroid Nodules of Varying Sizes
Understanding Factors that Impact Thyroid Cancer Incidence in Women
A Phase 1b/2, Open-label, Multicenter, Dose-escalation and Expansion Trial of Intratumoral SD-101 in Combination With Pembrolizumab in Patients With Metastatic Melanoma or Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
The Project: Every Child Protocol: A Registry, Eligibility Screening, Biology and Outcome Study

Disease Team Members

First Name Last Name Title Role
Salah Almokadem Salah Almokadem View Profile
Ayodele Ayoola, MD Ayodele Ayoola MD View Profile
Melissa Boltz, DO Melissa Boltz DO View Profile
David Goldenberg, MD, FACS David Goldenberg MD, FACS View Profile
Neerav Goyal, MD, MPH Neerav Goyal MD, MPH View Profile
Diane Hershock, MD, PhD Diane Hershock MD, PhD View Profile
Jessyka Lighthall, MD Jessyka Lighthall MD View Profile
Heath Mackley, MD, FACRO Heath Mackley MD, FACRO View Profile
Marc Rovito, MD Marc Rovito MD View Profile
Brian Saunders, MD Brian Saunders MD View Profile
Leila Tchelebi, MD Leila Tchelebi MD View Profile
Research into head and neck cancer at Penn State Cancer Institute is conducted by the dedicated head and neck cancer team. See current clinical trials and members of that team here.
Umbrella Long-term Follow-up Protocol
Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery (CLIMB)
Pigmentation of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Lymph Node Metastases
Head and Neck Cells: Tissue Repository
Comparison of Preoperative Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Results to Final Pathology in Thyroid Nodules of Varying Sizes
Understanding Factors that Impact Thyroid Cancer Incidence in Women
A Phase 1b/2, Open-label, Multicenter, Dose-escalation and Expansion Trial of Intratumoral SD-101 in Combination With Pembrolizumab in Patients With Metastatic Melanoma or Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
The Project: Every Child Protocol: A Registry, Eligibility Screening, Biology and Outcome Study
First Name Last Name Title Role
Salah Almokadem Salah Almokadem View Profile
Ayodele Ayoola, MD Ayodele Ayoola MD View Profile
Melissa Boltz, DO Melissa Boltz DO View Profile
David Goldenberg, MD, FACS David Goldenberg MD, FACS View Profile
Neerav Goyal, MD, MPH Neerav Goyal MD, MPH View Profile
Diane Hershock, MD, PhD Diane Hershock MD, PhD View Profile
Jessyka Lighthall, MD Jessyka Lighthall MD View Profile
Heath Mackley, MD, FACRO Heath Mackley MD, FACRO View Profile
Marc Rovito, MD Marc Rovito MD View Profile
Brian Saunders, MD Brian Saunders MD View Profile
Leila Tchelebi, MD Leila Tchelebi MD View Profile

Clinical Trials Search


Children (age < 18 years)
Adults (age >= 18 years)