Through prevention, early detection, and research of head and neck cancer.
In Honor of Nancy Leupold
1939 – January 26, 2020
The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance is saddened to hear of the loss of Nancy Leupold, the founder of SPOHNC. After being diagnosed with oral cancer in 1990, Nancy noticed the lack of support for many individuals who shared the same diagnosis as her. She found it in herself to dedicate three decades of her life to help fellow oral cancer patients and survivors by providing encouragement and hope during their difficult journey. She made a tremendous impact for head and neck cancer patients around the country, and her legacy continues each day.
Registration for OHANCAW® involves an easy and simple process to host a screening event in your local community. HNCA provides FREE materials and the screening sites organize the staff and volunteers. This registration is open ONLY to hospitals, medical & dental clinics, and other medical facilities, and not to individuals.
New head and neck cancers detected in US this year
Survival rate of head and neck cancers detected early
Cases of head and neck cancer were detected early thanks to screening last year alone.
Free screening sites around the world
Number of new head and neck cancers per year globally
Rate increase of oropharyngeal cancers between 1988 and 2004