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Liverpool Head and Neck Centre

Head and neck cancer is a devastating disease and is a major healthcare problem in the Liverpool region. The Liverpool Head and Neck Centre (LHNC) combines internationally recognised clinical and research strengths to deliver research-led improvements in the quality and safety of patient care.


Co-located at the University of Liverpool, LHNC brings together a breadth of internationally recognised clinical and scientific expertise, providing a unique opportunity to make impactful differences for patients with diseases of the head and neck locally, nationally and internationally.

More specifically our aims are:

  • To enhance quality and safety of PATIENT care driven by world-leading translational research defined by contemporary clinical problems
  • To attract programmatic funding to strengthen our position as a world-leading academic institute for the treatment and translational research of head and neck disease.

Organisational structure

Liverpool Head and Neck Centre (LHNC) is a formal collaboration between Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT), The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Liverpool (UoL).

Mersey Head and Neck Oncology Research Group (MHNORG) strategises, co-ordinates and facilitates our broad research themes which are categorised as follows:

  1. Basic translational research
  2. Clinical trials
  3. Clinical outcomes – including Quality of Life and Survivorship
  4. Health inequalities.


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