Joan's Foundation is dedicated solely to head and neck oncology. Our mission is to improve lives by raising funds to support head and neck cancer research, education, awareness, and survivorship.
In a great show of support and generosity, one of our newest sponsors, LED Dental, has donated the latest model of their innovative oral cancer screening tool, the VELscope Vx, to the OSU James Comprehensive Cancer Center. The VELscope is an adjunctive mucosal visualization tool; essentially, a special fluorescent light used to examine the soft tissue in the mouth for signs of oral abnormalities and dysplasia. The light from the scope makes theRead more
In 2008, Pennsylvania doctors, Neil Gottehrer, DDS, and David T.W. Wong, DMD, DMSc, began collaborating on a project to develop a cutting-edge test that would analyze molecular biomarkers in saliva to detect oral cancer. Using Gottehrer's 38 years of experience as a dentist and Wong's pioneering research in salivary diagnostics, the two have successfully changed the way doctors, dentists and hygienists screen for oral cancer. In an interviewRead more
ATTENTION, KROGER SHOPPERS! It is now easier than ever to help Joan's Foundation beat head and neck cancer. Just visit Kroger's Community Rewards page to register your Kroger Plus Card. Simply enter one of the codes below and start shopping! With every purchase you make, Kroger will make a donation toward our cause. In Columbus, enter the code '82124' In Cincinnati, enter the code '82571' Thank you for supporting the Joan Levi Bisesi Foundation forRead more
This year, about 48,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with head and neck cancer. Head and neck cancer the fifth most common cancer in the US. Despite these figures, head and neck cancers aren't talked about as often as they should be. That's why one of the primary missions of the Joan's Foundation is to increase public awareness about these types of cancer. 90% of head and neck cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (a type of skinRead more
Welcome to our new website! We have added lots of new functionality! For the Dental Community, we have added the Dental Partnership, where dentists can partner with the Joan's Foundation and the James Cancer Hospital for faster diagnosis and oncology referrals. Dentists can also register for CE Workshops through our website for better convenience. For survivors and their families, we encourage survivors to submit their stories directly to the Joan'sRead more