The NCRI Head & Neck Group is a multi-disciplinary community of researchers and consumers focused on clinical and translational issues relating to head and neck cancer research. The group works closely with clinical research networks, funders and national and international researchers to develop research to improve outcomes for head and neck cancer patients and identify areas of unmet need.
The group routinely identifies priorities in head and neck cancer research and dynamic working groups are established to address each priority.
NCRI Head & Neck Group strategic priorities
- Identify the optimal approach for collaboration between basic scientists, translational scientists, and clinicians to engage and collaborate in future head and neck cancer clinical trials.
- Identify the gaps in salivary gland cancer research and develop strategic priorities for this area of research.
- Improve outcomes for patients with locally advanced hypopharyngeal cancer.
- Identify ways to improve outcomes for elderly and geriatric head and neck cancer patients and provide guidelines on how to achieve this.
- Identify the barriers resulting in a lack of diversity in clinical trials and propose solutions to improve equality, diversity, and inclusion.
How can I get involved?
- Attend a proposals guidance meeting to receive feedback on your idea for head and neck cancer research
- Join the NCRI Early Career Researcher Forum if you are interested in pursuing a career in head and neck cancer research
- Express interest in joining the NCRI Consumer Forum if you are a patient, carer or have personal experience of head and neck cancer
- Join the NCRI Head & Neck Network to be kept up to date on future opportunities