Related Links

A comprehensive online library has been created with hyperlinks to various sites and portals on every aspect of oral cancer.

Journals & Publishing

British Medical Journal

Cancer Control Journal at Moffitt Cancer Center

Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention

Cancer Research

Community Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology

eCancerMedicalScience – an open access cancer journal from the European Institute of Oncology

Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Molecular Cancer Therapeutics

New England Journal of Medicine

OMIM – Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man


Oral Oncology

Online Information Sources

Abbreviations and Acronyms for Oncology: Medical Terminology for Cancer

American Cancer Society (where a patient can choose a cancer topic to learn about different types of cancer, risk factors, prevention, treatment [including Treatment Decision Tools], and more. It is also possible to read stories of hope from people whose lives have been touched by cancer and get the latest news).

Associazione Italiana Malati di Cancro, parenti ed amici
– Cancer of the nasal cavities, sinuses and mouth (Italian)

Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre – Esmond Venner Keogh Guide to Records
– Index part C (Cancer studies, etc.)

Cancer Index

Cancer links from the Best of the Web Directory, UK & Ireland – Guide to Information Resources for Cancer – Cancer Information for Health Professionals – Oral Cancer Information for Patients, Physicians and the Public

Center for Current Research : Oral Cancer File

Clinical Guidelines for Head and Neck Cancer : National Comprehensive Cancer Network (USA)

MEDLINEplus : Oral Cancer Information

Merck : Topics for Healthcare Professionals

National Cancer Institute : Cancer Information Service

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
campaign announcement

National Statistics Online : Cancer Map of the UK

NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Oral Cancer Foundation : ‘Cancer patients’ mouth sores relieved in studies’

Oral Cancer Foundation : ‘What’s new in oral cancer research’

Restorative Dentistry Oncology Clinic

Skin Cancer and Benign Tumor Image Atlas : Layola University Education Network

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

UK Clinical Ethics Network – often updated, many links.

UK Medicines Information

University of York – NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Oral Cancer

Cancer Information Network ( – Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer

Dentista online – Oral Cancer (Italian)

MEDLINEplus : Oral Cancer Information

Mouth Cancer Foundation: Initiative of the Restorative Dentistry Oncology Clinic

Mouth Cancer Foundation website: UK based mouth cancer website portal that provides patients, carers and health professionals with easy access to comprehensive information on head and neck cancers and mouth cancer awareness campaigns.

Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer

National Cancer Institute, USA : Search for literature on head and neck cancer

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
An alliance of 19 of the world’s leading cancer centers, is an authoritative source of information to help patients and health professionals make informed decisions about cancer care. Through the collective expertise of its member institutions, the NCCN develops, updates, and disseminates a complete library of clinical practice guidelines.

Netherlands Cancer Institute: Werkgroep Hoofd-Hals Oncologie – English version, more limited than Dutch version. Oral Cancer – Problems, Prevention, Treatments and Web Links. (Dutch)

NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Oral Cancer Foundation

Oral Cancer – Prevention and Detection

Pohlhaus, Steven R. – Oral Cancer Information

University of Manitoba – Oral Cancer Self Evaluation

Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation

Oral Leukoplakia

Cochrane Library – Interventions for Treating Oral Leukoplakia (Cochrane Review)
– Lodi G, Sardella A, Bez C, Demarosi F, Carrassi A – Oral Leukoplakia, Idiopathic

Head and Neck Cancer

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre

Head and Neck Cancer: Resection and Neck Dissection by Sanford Dubner,

Improving Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer – Guidance on Cancer Services : National Institute for Clinical Excellence


CancerHelp UK

National Cancer Institute

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Royal College of Surgeons of England

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Patient Support

Oral Cancer Foundation

Support for People with head and neck cancer

Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation

Talking with Patients

Oncotalk:improving oncologists’ communication skills

European School of Oncology: International, Multilingual Online Training Programme in Psycho-Oncology

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: communication skills for medical professionals

Professional Associations

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)

American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS)

American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ACOMS)

Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India

Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ANZAOMS)

Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

British Association of Head & Neck Oncologists

British Association of Head & Neck Oncology Nurses

British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

European Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery

European Laryngological Society

European Organisation for Research and Treatment for Cancer

Indian Society Of Head and Neck Oncology

International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

International Association of Oral Pathologists

International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies

Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer

Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head-Neck Nurses, Inc. (SOHN)


Swinfen Charitable Trust


Researchers at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research are investigating a new treatment for dry mouth.

The study is recruiting participants who are:

  • Adults ages 18 and older
  • Previously diagnosed with a cancer of the head and neck
  • Experiencing dry mouth caused by radiation therapy
  • Cancer-free (5 or more years)
  • Not pregnant or breast feeding
  • Non-smoker

This treatment involves the insertion of a gene into the remaining cells of the salivary gland. Research in animals has shown that this treatment can increase saliva flow for a short period of time with very few side effects.

More information about this study may be found at or at a patient focused website:

Additional details can be obtained by contacting Dr. Bruce Baum at or Linda McCullagh MPH, RN at

NIH Clinical Trials patient information website
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