Please find below a list of current publications relating to the Head & Neck 5000 study.  Further publications are in progress; please revisit the website for updates.



Beynon RA, Lang S, Schimansky S, Penfold CM, Waylen A, Thomas SJ, Pawlita M, Waterboer T T, Martin RM, May M, Ness AR.

Tobacco smoking and alcohol drinking at diagnosis of head and neck cancer and all-cause mortality: Results from Head and Neck 5000, a prospective observational cohort of people with head and neck cancer.

Int J Cancer. 2018 Apr 1. doi: 10.1002/ijc.31416. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

PMID: 29607493




Penfold CM, Thomas SJ, Waylen A, Ness AR.

Change in alcohol and tobacco consumption after a diagnosis of head and neck cancer: Findings from Head and Neck 5000.

Head Neck. 2018 Feb 27. doi: 10.1002/hed.25116. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 29485685 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]




Lesseur C, Diergaarde B, Olshan AF, Wunsch-Filho V, Ness AR, Liu G, Lacko M, Eluf-Nato J, Franceschi S, Lagiou P, Macfarlane GJ, Richiardi L, Boccia S, Polesei J, Kjaerheim K, Zaridze D, Johansson M, Weissler MC, Tajara EH, Nunes FD, de carvalho MB, Thomas S, Hung RJ, Peters WH, Herrero R, Cadoni G, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Steffen A, Agudo A, Shangina O, Xiao X, Gaborieau V, Chabrier A, Anantharaman D, Boffetta P, Amos CI, McKay JD, Brennan P.  Genome-wide association analyses identify new susceptibility loci for oral cavity and pharyngeal cancer.

Nature Genetics. 2016 Dec;48(12):1544-1550




Ness AR, Waylen A, Jeffreys M, Penfold C, Pring M, Leary S, Allmark C, Toms S, Ring S, Peters TJ, Hollingworth W
Worthington H, Nutting C, Fisher SO, Rogers SN, Thomas SJ; Head & Neck Study Team. Recruitment response rates and characteristics of 5511 enrolled in a perspective clinical cohort study head & neck 5000. Clinical Otolaryngology. 2015 Oct 5.




Ness AR, Waylen A, Hurley K, Jeffreys M, Penfold C, Pring M, Leary S, Allmark C, Toms S, Ring S, Peters TJ, Hollingworth W, Worthington H, Nutting C, Fisher S, Rogers SN, Thomas SJ, Head & Neck 5000 Study Team.   Establishing a large prospective clinical cohort in people with head and neck cancer as a biomedical resource : head and neck 5000. Bio Medical Central Cancer. 2014 Dec.17;14(1):973




Hughes C, Homer J, Bradley P, Nutting C, Ness A, Persson M, Jefferys M,Waylen, A, Leary S, Thomas S. An evaluation of current services available for people diagnosed with Head and Neck Cancer in the UK (2009-2010). Clinical Oncology. 2012 Dec; 24(10):e187-92.