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Where this laryngeal cancer information comes from

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On this page are the major sources of information that we use to put together this section of our patient information.


About Cancer Research UK's patient information

All our information is checked by cancer specialists and surgeons who specialise in treating cancer. The names of our specialist reviewers are at the end of this list. We also try to find patients to review all our sections. If you have had larynx cancer, are a resident of the UK and would like to become a patient reviewer, you can write to us by clicking on contact us.



Cancer Research UK
CancerStats Series

US National Cancer Institute
Information on the treatment of larynx cancer
Link to section on largyngeal cancer



Principles and practice of oncology (10th edition)
De Vita, VT, Hellman, S and Rosenberg SA 
Lippincott, Wiliams and Wilkins, 2015

Cancer and its management (6th edition)
Souhami, R and Hochhauser, D
Wiley-Blackwell 2010

TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours (7th edition)
International Union Against Cancer
Editors: LH  Sobin, MK  Gospodarowicz, Ch  Wittekind
Wiley-Blackwell 2010


UK guidelines

NICE Referral guidelines for suspected cancer
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), June 2015
Link to the referral guidelines on the NICE website

Improving outcomes in head and neck cancer - the manual 
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), November 2004 
Link to the head and neck cancer guidelines on the NICE website

Diagnosis and management of head and neck cancer 
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), November 2006 
Link to the SIGN website

Consensus statement on management in the UK: Transoral laser assisted microsurgical resection of early glottic cancer. 
ENT-UK Head and Neck Group, 2009, Clinical Otolaryngology 34, 367-373



National Head and Neck Cancer Audit. Health and Social Care Information Centre, 2013

Postoperative irradiation with or without concomitant chemotherapy for locally advanced head and neck cancer. Bernier J and others. New England Journal of Medicine, 2004. May 6, Vol 350 No19 1945–52. 

Cisplatin, fluorouracil, and docetaxel in unresectable head and neck cancer. Vermorken J B et al. New England Journal of Medicine, 2007. Oct 25, Vol 357 No 17, 1695–704. 

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy in head and neck cancer: should it be revisited? Specenier PM, Vermorken JB. Cancer, 2007 Oct 28, Vol 256, No 2 166–77. 

Indirect fluorescence laryngoscopy in the diagnosis of precancerous and cancerous laryngeal lesions. Arens C et al. European Archives of Otorhinolaryngology. 2007 Jun;Viol 264, No 6  621–6. 

Transnasal esophagoscopy: a high-yield diagnostic tool. Andrus JG, Dolan RW, Anderson TD.  Laryngoscope, 2005 Jun, Vol 115, No 6, 993–6. 

Radiotherapy versus open surgery versus endolaryngeal surgery (with or without laser) for early largyngeal squamous cell cancer. 2010. Dey, P and others, The Cochrane Collaboration


Specialist reviewers

Mrs Marcelle MacNamara, MA Mphil, MBBS, FRCS 
Professor Nick Slevin, MBChB,FRCP,FRCR 
Dr Andrew Hartley, MRCP, FRCR 
Mr Charlie Giddings, FRCS (ORL-HNS)
Richard Tunnard, patient reviewer



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Updated: 30 July 2015