The Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute (SHNCI) was founded in 2002 by the late Professor Christopher O'Brien AO. It was established to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatment to patients with cancers and diseases of the head and neck.
The Institute is part of the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse and brings together over 40 highly skilled medical and allied health professionals including surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists, dental
specialists, speech therapists, specialist nurses and dieticians, along with research scientists and data managers.
The Department has a national and international reputation for excellence. Over 450 new patients (200 with cancer) are seen annually and the computerised database of the Department is the largest in Australasia.
Australia’s first head and neck cancer website was launched in September 2016 by Beyond Five, a national not-for-profit organisation established by a group of leading Head & Neck Cancer specialists around Australia to provide information and support for patients, caregivers, family and health professionals.
Born from a need to provide comprehensive, reliable and easily accessible information to everyone, regardless of where they live, Beyond Five is the first organisation of its kind in Australia to dedicate itself to the awareness, treatment and creation of a holistic community for head and neck cancer.
To find out more visit Beyond Five