of head and neck cancer (HNC) is very high in Nepal; however, there is no
official national data. The absence of cancer data in Nepal is primarily
attributable to the lack of cancer registries, as well as hospitals not
adequately equipped to collect information. Cancer registries will help bring
the activities and findings of different health institutions and organizations under
one umbrella and increase the efficiency of these organizations in controlling
cancer in Nepal.
pilot study on the epidemiology of head and neck cancer in Kathmandu based
hospital” is a research-based study that will be
conducted with a collaborative effort between the University of Alabama (UAB),
National Cancer Hospital and Research Center (NCHRC) and NFCC. This study aims
to banking of biological specimen, establish hospital-based head and
neck cancer cohort, survey and assess environmental, regional and demographic
risk factors of head and neck cancer and determines the prevalence of HPV types
in head and neck cancer biopsy samples.