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Where this nasopharyngeal cancer information comes from

On this page are the major sources of information that we use to put together the nasopharyngeal cancer section. There is information about


About our patient information

All our patient 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 a head and neck cancer, live in the UK, and would like to become a patient reviewer, you can write to us by clicking on contact us.



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Cancer and its management (6th edition)
Tobias J and Hochhauser D
Blackwell, 2010

Cancer principles and practice of oncology (9th edition)
De Vita VT, Lawrence TS and Rosenberg SA.
Lippincott, Wiliams & Wilkins, 2011

AJCC Cancer Staging Manual (7th edition)
American Joint Committee on Cancer
Springer, 2010

Textbook of uncommon cancers (4th edition)
Raghavan D, Blanke C, Johnson D and others
Wiley-Blackwell, 2012


UK guidelines

Improving outcomes in head and neck cancers
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), November 2004
Link to the NICE guidelines for head and neck cancer

Referral for suspected cancer. A clinical practice guideline
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), June 2005
Link to the referral guidelines on the NICE website

Diagnosis and Management of Head and Neck Cancer
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), October 2006
Link to the head and neck cancer guidelines on the SIGN website

Scottish Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer: A quick reference guide
The Scottish Government, March 2009
Link to the Scottish Government website


Reviews and articles

Head and Neck Cancer: multidisciplinary management guidelines. Roland NJ and Paleri V (eds). 4th edition. London: ENT UK, 2011

Nasopharyngeal cancer: EHNS-ESMO-ESTRO Clinical practice guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow up. Chan ATC, Gregoire V, Lefebvre JL et al. Annals of Oncology 23 (suppl 7) vii83-85, 2012


Specialist reviewers

Dr Nicholas Slevin, Consultant Clinical Oncologist



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Updated: 2 September 2014