Mike Toth

The Mike Toth Head and Neck Cancer Research Center was launched in February 2019 thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Michelle and Bob Atchinson, who made this gift in honor of their long-time and beloved friend Mike Toth. 

Mike Toth's SilhouetteThe Mike Toth Head and Neck Cancer Research Center will accelerate research to better understand and treat head and neck cancers with the explicit goal of improving patient survival rates and quality of life for patients post-cancer, and ultimately curing head and neck cancer. Building on significant advances that Mass. Eye and Ear physicians and scientists have made to date, the Mike Toth Center will forge strategic partnerships within Boston's rich research community to bring some of the world's best expertise in genomics, immunology and the broader cancer field to bear on the unique problem of head and neck cancer. Mass. Eye and Ear's extensive tumor bank and access to one of the world's largest head and neck patient bases will enable research to move quickly, and as treatments are identified, Mass. Eye and Ear will be the ideal place for human clinical trials to be initiated. With the goal of hastening discovery, the Center will seek additional funding from philanthropy and federal peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health.

To support the Mike Toth Head and Neck Cancer Research Center, please contact Melissa Paul at melissa_paul@meei.harvard.edu or 617-573-4168.