Celebrating Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month With Samuel Kareff, MD, MPH; Matthew Hadfield, DO; and Nagashree Seetharamu, MD

In celebration of Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month this April, Oncology Data Advisor Fellows Forum and Editorial Board Members Samuel Kareff, MD, MPH; Matthew Hadfield, DO; and Nagashree Seetharamu, MD, sat down to discuss the epidemiology of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC), the diagnostic and treatment process of HNSCC, including:

  • Epidemiologic trends
  • Geographic distribution
  • Approved screening methods
  • Novel treatment combinations
  • Adverse events
  • Survivorship
  • And more! 

About Dr. Kareff, Dr. Hadfield, and Dr. Seetharamu

Samuel Kareff, MD, MPH, is a Medical Oncologist and a Hematology-Oncology Fellow at the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida. He has special research interests in health advocacy, public policy, and the development of cancer therapies.

Matthew Hadfield, DO, is a Hematology/Oncology Fellow at Brown University/Legoretta Cancer Center in Providence, Rhode Island. His research focuses on melanoma and early-phase clinical trials, including development, novel immunotherapeutic combinations to overcome therapeutic resistance, and predictive biomarkers for immunotherapy toxicities.

Nagashree Seetharamu, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, at the Barbara and Donald Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Health. In addition to being a nationally and internationally renowned thoracic and head and neck oncologist, with a busy clinical practice, she is a very active academician. She has conducted several research projects in the fields of lung cancer prevention, early detection, predicative and prognostic biomarkers, as well as novel therapeutics in thoracic and head and neck oncology. In addition, Dr. Seetharamu is passionate about mentoring the new generation of oncologists and plays an active role in the fellowship program at Northwell Health. She also serves as a mentor for trainees in other institutions through the ASCO mentorship program. 

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