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.