Head and neck cancer research collaborations between the United States and low- and middle-income countries: 10-year publication analysis.

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BACKGROUND: Disparities exist for head and neck cancer (HNC) patients between those in developed countries and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). To improve HNC care globally, collaborations between the United States and LMICs have been established. Our objectives are: (1) define trends of collaborative HNC publications among LMICs and the United States and (2) assess the global distribution of these publications by region. METHODS: A Scopus search identified all HNC research publications during 2009 to 2018. These were then categorized by type (basic vs. clinical) and by global regions. RESULTS: Five thousand one hundred and seventy collaborative publications were identified, of which 41% were basic science and 59% clinical. The highest rate of collaborative publications for both basic science and clinical papers was seen in the East Asia/Pacific region. CONCLUSIONS: The number of collaborative research publications per year in HNC is increasing across the globe, at varying rates in different global regions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wibonele, BK; Smith, BD; Altonji, S; Kaplan, S; Cho, J; Lee, WT

Published Date

  • August 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 2395 - 2404

PubMed ID

  • 33818838

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC9006045

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-0347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/hed.26703


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States