Oropharyngeal cancer: United Kingdom National Multidisciplinary Guidelines

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  • M Evans
  • M Beasley
  • S Chatterjee
  • M Dilkes
  • J Homer
  • J O'hara
  • M Robinson
  • R Shaw
  • P Sloan


This is the official guideline endorsed by the specialty associations involved in the care of head and neck cancer patients in the UK. There has been significant debate in the management of oropharyngeal cancer in the last decade, especially in light of the increased incidence, clarity on the role of the human papilloma virus in this disease and the treatment responsiveness of the human papilloma virus positive cancers. This paper discusses the evidence base pertaining to the management of oropharyngeal cancer and provides recommendations on management for this group of patients receiving cancer care.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S90-S96
JournalThe Journal of laryngology and otology
Issue numberS2
Early online date12 May 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 May 2016

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