What does HANA measures

HANA will collect information from all hospitals within England and Wales that diagnose and treat patients with cancer of the larynx and oral cavity. HANA will focus on the quality of care delivered and patient outcomes and aims to assess:

  • Service delivery and organisation
  • Characteristics of newly-diagnosed head and neck cancer
  • How the cancer was detected and the referral pathway
  • Diagnosis, staging and planning of initial treatment
  • Treatments received
  • Complications of treatment
  • Overall and disease-free survival
  • The causes of delay in the treatment pathway