Head and Neck Cancer Evidence

There are a number of peer-reviewed journals, which cover head and neck cancers. There are also online, searchable libraries, which provide details of publications in journals and elsewhere. These are listed below, along with sources of data and statistics.

Other information is available through the head and neck cancer e-atlas.


British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

A Journal of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. It provides leading articles on all aspects of surgery in the oro-facial and head and neck region. The journal is one of the largest circulations of any international journal in this field and it is dedicated to enhancing surgical expertise.

Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

This monthly journal offers comprehensive coverage of new techniques, important developments and innovative ideas in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Practice-applicable articles help develop the methods used to handle dentoalveolar surgery, facial injuries and deformities, TMJ disorders, oral cancer, jaw reconstruction, anesthesia and analgesia. The journal also includes specifics on new instruments and diagnostic equipment and modern therapeutic drugs and devices.

Oral Oncology

Official journal of the European Association of Oral Medicine, International Association of Oral Pathologists, and the International Academy of Oral Oncology. It is an international interdisciplinary journal which publishes high quality original research, clinical trials and review articles, editorials, and commentaries relating to the etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, prevention, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with neoplasms in the head and neck.

Frontiers in Head and Neck Cancer

Frontiers in Head and Neck Cancer is a Specialty Section of Frontiers in Oncology. This new specialty is devoted to the rapid and efficient publication of authoritative articles relevant to head and neck cancer.

Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

The Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery provides timely information for physicians and scientists concerned with diseases of the head and neck. Given the diversity of structure and function based in this anatomic region, the Archives publishes clinical and basic research from an array of disciplines.

Head & Neck

Head & Neck is an international multidisciplinary publication of original contributions concerning the diagnosis and management of diseases of the head and neck. This area involves the overlapping interests and expertise of several surgical and medical specialties, including general surgery, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, oral surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology, pathology, radiotherapy, medical oncology, and the corresponding basic sciences.

Cancer Registration Statistics England

Part of the Office for National Statistics, features statistics on cancer incidence and survival in England.

Cancer Research UK CancerStats

Cancer statistics and information about the causes, diagnosis, treatment, screening and molecular biology and genetics of cancer, aimed at health professionals, provided by Cancer Research UK.

The Cochrane Collaboration

The Cochrane Collaboration makes information available regarding the effects of healthcare and produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions.

NHS Evidence

NHS website providing access to clinical and non-clinical information, including evidence, guidance and government policy.

NHS Evidence – Head and Neck Cancer

Evidence-based resources on urological cancers from the NHS Evidence website.


Database of citations from MEDLINE and life sciences journals, provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

NHS IC Indicator Portal

The Clinical and Health Outcomes Knowledge Base includes the Compendium of Clinical and Health Indicators, which provides comparative data for around 700 health and local government organisations in England.