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Smash your 2019 fitness goals in support of Saving Faces!

Posted 18 Jan 2019

Free charity places available in running events

Are you still looking for a challenge in 2019? Would you like to show support and raise money for our vital work? There's still time for you to register for a free charity place in some of the biggest and most iconic running events in London this... Read more

Anaylsis of HPV teenage vaccination

Posted 18 Jan 2019

Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Before 13 and 15 Years of Age

An abstract has just been published of a study by Robert A Bednarczyk, Mallory K Ellingson and Saad B Omer of teenage HPV vaccination in the United States: Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is suboptimally used in the United States.... Read more

Combining immune checkpoint blockade and tumor-specific vaccine for patients with incurable Human Papillomavirus 16-related cancer

Posted 17 Jan 2019

Encouraging results from a synthetic vaccine

Key points of this study: Question: Is the efficacy of programmed cell death 1 immune checkpoint inhibition increased by a tumor-specific vaccine in patients with incurable human papillomavirus 16-positive cancer? Findings: In the phase 2... Read more

News from National Cancer Research Institute

Posted 17 Jan 2019

NCRI 2019 programme streams available

The NCRI 2019 Programme Streams and information about abstract submissions is now available on their website. Read more

Final results of the larynx organ preservation trial DeLOX-II

Posted 17 Jan 2019

Important clinical trial information

Induction chemotherapy (IC) followed by radiotherapy (RT) versus cetuximab plus IC and RT in advanced laryngeal/hypopharyngeal cancer resectable only by total laryngectomy—final results of the larynx organ preservation trial DeLOS-II. The German... Read more

World Health Organisation on vaccination

Posted 17 Jan 2019

Vaccination hesitancy threatens to reverse progress

The WHO reports that vaccination hesitancy - the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines - threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases.  Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective... Read more

New statistics from the American Cancer Society published

Posted 11 Jan 2019

Rebecca L. Siegel MPH Kimberly D. Miller MPH Ahmedin Jemal DVM, PhD

This is interestng as it shows cancer death rates are decreasing with a 27% drop in deaths in the last 25 years.  The full article is published on the Wiley Online Library website Read more

Pembrolizumab versus methotrexate, docetaxel, or cetuximab for recurrent or metastatic head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma (KEYNOTE-040)

Posted 11 Jan 2019

A randomised, open-label, phase 3 study

There is an interesting report of this randomised, open-label, phase 3 study at 97 medical centres in 20 countries in The Lancet There are few effective treatment options for patients with recurrent or metastatic head-and-neck squamous cell... Read more

NHS Long Term Plan

Posted 08 Jan 2019

Genomic tests for every child with cancer

The NHS Long Term Plan, published today, will save almost half a million more lives with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in world class, cutting edge treatments including genomic tests for every child with cancer. The... Read more

Cancer patients cook up ideas to enjoy food again

Posted 04 Jan 2019

Sunderland Royal Hospital patients meet with Ryan Riley

A group of cancer patients at Sunderland Royal Hospital have been given the exclusive opportunity to work with food writer and Life Kitchen Founder, Ryan Riley to learn new ways of cooking that can help them to enjoy the taste and texture of food... Read more

Medical Research Council

Posted 04 Jan 2019

Funding opportunities

A strong multidisciplinary clinical academic workforce is critical to the delivery of many aspects of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy, in addition to the MRC core mission of carrying out research for patient benefit. As team science approaches... Read more

Top 10 priorities for oral and dental health research

Posted 03 Jan 2019

Research agencies to focus on highlighted areas

For the first time, members of the public, patients, carers and dental health professionals have worked together to identify the most pressing unanswered research questions about how we can improve oral and dental health for individual patients,... Read more

Elections for BAHNO Council posts

Posted 02 Jan 2019

Hon Treasurer and Associate Members' rep

Ballot papers will shortly be sent to all members to choose a new Hon Treasurer and a rep for the trainees.  Please return your form prompty!  Thanks. Read more

Oral Health Strategy in Northern Ireland

Posted 21 Dec 2018

BDA calls for a wholesale upgrade

The British Dental Association is leading calls for a wholesale upgrade to Northern Ireland's oral health strategy, which it has described as a "museum piece", which fails to deliver a preventative focus or address Northern Ireland's status at the... Read more

GIRFT National Report

Posted 30 Nov 2018

The Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) national report into oral and maxillofacial surgery has been published.  GIRFT is a national programme designed to improve the quality of care within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variations.The report may... Read more

The 11th International Quality of Life Conference in Head and Neck Cancer

Posted 23 Nov 2018

The 11th International Quality of Life Conference in Head and Neck Cancer took place in the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, on the 8th and 9th of November. 160 delegates from around the world attended over the 2 days. There were 26 oral... Read more

Abstracts invited for BAHNO Annual Scientific Meeting, 17th May 2019.

Posted 16 Nov 2018

There are opportunities for both oral and poster presentation at BAHNO 2019.  Please submit your abstract(s) through the following website:     Read more

Oral sex with women a leading cause of head and neck cancer in men says Northwick Park surgeon

Posted 16 Oct 2018

Bhavin Visavdia, consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon at the Watford Road hospital, blamed the human papilloma virus (HPV), which is also a cause of cervical cancer. Girls are already routinely immunised against HPV, but the links between... Read more

BAHNO surgeon discusses oral sex cancer risk for men

Posted 16 Oct 2018

Young men urged to take up new vaccine after oral sex link to oral cancer confirmed. The Government announced in July plans to extend vaccination against the human papilloma virus to boys between 12 and 13 after a rise in the number of men... Read more

New Council members

Posted 05 Oct 2018

Following the recent call for new members to apply for positions on Council, we are please to announce the following appointments: Honorary Administrative Secretary (with immediate effect) – Mr Peter Brennan Plastic Surgery Representative... Read more