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Dazzling Light


Our mission is to establish the largest open access Head and Neck cancer database through international collaboration and the integration of prospective clinical trial data, as well as institutional repository and registry data . Our objective is to build a comprehensive integrated database, using independent and high quality aggregated real-world clinical data, with rigorous quality assurance.

Database Committee: Get Involved


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Dr. Sujith Baliga is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center/ James Cancer Hospital Solove Research Institute, where he currently treats Head & Neck and Pediatric malignancies. He is current co-chair of the Database Committee and a member of the young investigator subcommittee.


Dr. Baliga’s main research interests include clinical outcomes and mental health outcomes in Head and Neck cancer patients, as well as investigating the benefit of proton therapy on long term toxicity in Head & Neck and Pediatric cancer patients. He has published in a number of internationally recognized oncology journals including Neuro-Oncology, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, JAMA Network Open, Cancers (Basel), and Head & Neck. He is the recipient of the Dan Von Hoff Award for the Most Innovative Protocol at the ASCO-VAIL 2019 Workshop and Winner of 2019 Educator of the Year at The Ohio State University Radiation Oncology program.




Pablo Parente MD PhD is Consultant ENT and Head and Neck Surgeon at Hospital Universitario de A Corunna, in Spain. His expertise covers all aspects of Head and Neck Surgery, including microvascular reconstructive surgery, transoral laser surgery, partial open surgery for laryngeal cancer and thyroid and parathyroid surgery. On completing his Medical Degree at Universidad de Navarra, he received his training in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at Hospital Universitario de A Corunna  and then a PhD at Universidad de A Corunna. He’s currently focused in Transoral Ultrasound Surgery (TOUSS) and Minimally Invasive Neck Surgery (Thyroid, parathyroid and salivary glands). Past president of the Head and Neck Surgery Committee of the Spanish Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Society, he’s presently its International Relations Chairman.

Database Committee: Meet the Team


Deputy Chair

Alberto Carral MD is a Consultant in the Medical Oncology Service at the Lucus Augusti University Hospital, in Lugo, Spain. His expertise area in the field of Medical Oncology covers  the treatment of head and neck cancers and digestive cancers. He completed his Medical Degree at the University of Santiago de Compostela and received his training in Medical Oncology at the Hospital Universitario A Corunna. His daily practice covers all the systemic therapies for head and neck cancer and digestive cancers, and he is involved in clinical investigation as a principal investigator in several past and present international multicentric clinical trials in both areas. He is currently member of the board of directors of the  Spanish Head and Neck Tumors Treatment group (TTCC).


Lisa Licitra
John Waldron
Luiz Kowalski
Deepa Nair
Noah Kalman
Xavier Aviles
George Shenouda

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