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Oropharyngeal Cancer Team

Oropharyngeal cancer refers to any type of cancer affecting the oral cavity, including the lip, tongue, mouth, and throat (pharynx).

Oropharyngeal cancer develops in the part of the throat just behind the mouth, called the oropharynx. Sometimes this is called throat cancer. The oropharynx begins where the oral cavity stops. It includes the base of tongue (the back third of the tongue), the soft palate (the back part of the roof of the mouth), the tonsils, and the side and back wall of the throat


PhysiciansAdvanced PracticeNursesSupport Services
Jonathan J. Beitler MD, MBA, FACR
Professor, Radiation Oncology, Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar
Steven Budnick DDS
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Amy Chen MD
Professor, Otolaryngology; Head and Neck Surgery; Emory University School of Medicine; Founder and Director of Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Tumor Conference; Founder and Director of Thyroid Multidisciplinary Tumor Conference
Walter J. Curran, Jr. MD, FACR
Executive Director; Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University