CTRC - Head & Neck Oncology

Cancer Therapy & Research Center


Cancers of the head and neck can affect a variety of sites within the region, including the larynx, pharynx, oral cavity, thyroid gland, and parotid and salivary glands. Approximately 3,000 new head and neck cancer cases are diagnosed annually in the state of Texas. Risk factors for cancers affecting this region often relate to tobacco and alcohol but also include the human papillomavirus (HPV). Currently, there is an unmet need to develop new therapies that will further improve the quality and quantity of life of patients with head and neck cancers.

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Hematology and Oncology

Head & Neck Surgery

Head & Neck Surgery

Gastrointestinal and Biliary Cancer

Medical Oncology / Hematology

Phone Numbers

Phone: 210-450-5798
Fax: 210-450-1150

Clinic Location

Cancer Therapy & Research Center
7979 Wurzbach Rd. , 3rd Floor, Urschel/Zeller Building
San Antonio, Texas 78229
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Care Provided

The Head and Neck Oncology Multidisciplinary Program, under the direction of Frank R. Miller, M.D., FACS and Ethan Argiris, M.D, FACP is the only multidisciplinary head and neck cancer clinic in South and Central Texas. The team is comprised of subspecialty trained physicians with diverse clinical interests including Medical Oncology, Head and Neck Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Plastic Surgery, Dentistry, Neuroradiology, and Nutrition. The group is dedicated to providing optimal cancer care for patients while preserving function as relates to swallowing, voice, and cosmesis. A range of treatments including conventional and robotic surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and cutting edge experimental treatments are available for patients on one campus. As part of a National Cancer Institute designated Cancer Center, it is our mission to deliver state of the art cancer care and offer opportunities for patients to enroll in clinical trials.

Head and Neck cancers represent a wide variety of tumors in different locations in the head and neck region. Cancers of the head and neck can affect a variety of anatomic sites within the region including;

  • Larynx (voicebox)
  • Oral cavity including tongue and cheek region
  • Pharynx including tonsil and base of tongue
  • Thyroid gland
  • Parotid Glands/Salivary glands
  • Skin cancers of facial region
  • Neck mass or lump