The aims of the study were firstly to evaluate the outcome of centralisation in head & neck cancer and secondly to create a population-based, comprehensive, longitudinal biomedical resource in people with head and neck cancer.
The overall objective of the study was to recruit a clinical cohort of 5,000 people with head & neck cancer and then follow up this cohort.
Specifically, the objectives were to:
- Compare morbidity and mortality outcomes across different centres.
- Compare quality of life outcomes across different centres.
- Describe the individual economic cost of head and neck cancer care.
- Identify prognostic indicators for head and neck cancer.
- Create a resource for translational and applied research in head and neck cancer.