Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit



A Randomised Controlled Trial of the Clinical and Cost Effectiveness of Low Level Laser in the Management of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Irradiation

  • Study stage: Closed
  • Sponsor:  The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Funder:  NIHR – HTA
  • Therapeutic area: Cancer and Neoplasm
  • Type of study:  CE Marked Device


Aim: To establish the benefit of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) delivered 3 times weekly delivered by trained staff in the management of oral mucositis in head and neck cancer irradiation.

Primary outcome:

OMWQ-HN score at week 6 following start of LLLT treatment.

  • Population: Adult
  • Design: RCT
  • Setting: Secondary Care
  • Planned Sample Size: 380