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Free Screening Wharfedale Hospital

Posted 11 Sep 2019

Make Sense Campaign

Wharfedale Hospital, Yorkshire is offering FREE SCREENING at a drop-in clinic: Friday 20th September 09.00 - 12.00. This is offered as part of the global Make Sense Campaign. Read more

Abstracts from BAHNO meeting are published in JOPM

Posted 10 Sep 2019

Exciting collaboration!

It is with great pleasure that I can inform you that Wiley has kindly agreed to publish the abstracts from the recent Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists (BAHNO). As the Editor in Chief of JOPM and also... Read more

HPV

Posted 02 Sep 2019

We need more jabs for lads

The Teenage Cancer Trust states:  ''More than a million teenage boys are going to miss out on vaccinations that could prevent cancer. We are calling for all teenage boys and young men to be offered the #HPV vaccine free on the NHS'' Human... Read more

BAHNO Public Engagement Committee to visit UK schools

Posted 14 Aug 2019

Raising awareness of HPV gender neutral vaccination

The BAHNO Public Engagement Committee, under the Directorship of  Professor Anastasios Kanatas, will be visiting schools this Autumn to explain about the Government’s commitment to extend HPV vaccination to boys. The incidence of potentially... Read more

New prizes at BASO meeting

Posted 13 Aug 2019

17-18 November 2019

BASO is opening submission for two NEW Prizes that will be awarded at the forthcoming Annual Meeting in November. *BASO Trainees Audit/QIP Prize: Open to trainees to encourage and support them in the audit /QIP projects with a view to improving... Read more

Saving Faces - The Facial Surgery Research Foundation

Posted 01 Aug 2019

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Are you looking for a challenge and fancy seeing some of London’s most iconic landmarks? Then you might want to run the Royal Parks Half Marathon for Saving Faces on 13th October 2019! The half marathon's stunning route takes in some of the... Read more

Population-level impact and herd effects following the introduction of human papillomavirus vaccination programmes

Posted 09 Jul 2019

From The Lancet

The results show compelling evidence of the substantial impact of HPV vaccination programmes on HPV infections and CIN2+ among girls and women, and on anogenital warts diagnoses among girls, women, boys, and men. Additionally, programmes with... Read more

Head & Neck Cancer Patient Treated with Innovative Radiotherapy Treatment

Posted 30 Jun 2019

UK first

A woman from Salisbury has become the first patient in the UK with head and neck cancer to receive radiotherapy in the operating theatre during surgery to remove a recurrent tumour. Jayne Garrett, 53, underwent major surgery at University... Read more

Head & Neck cancer patient receives radiotherapy during surgery

Posted 28 Jun 2019

BAHNO members involved in UK first

A woman has become the first patient in the UK with head & neck cancer to receive radiotherapy during surgery to remove a recurrent tumour. Jayne Garrett underwent major surgery at University Hospital, Southampton after suffering a recurrence of... Read more

ASCO 2019: Immunotherapy better than aggressive chemotherapy as first treatment option for recurrent head and neck cancer

Posted 05 Jun 2019

Media release: The Institute of Cancer Research, London

Immunotherapy used with chemotherapy or on its own is a better first-line treatment for people with head and neck cancer that has returned than standard aggressive chemotherapy, new clinical trial results show. At diagnosis, people with head and... Read more

The Waterside Ape - an alternative account of human evolution

Posted 03 Jun 2019

New book available by Mr Peter Rhys Evans

  Have you ever wondered why humans have such an affinity for water and the sea, unlike any other primate? Why some people have dark skin and others have paler skin? Why we lost our fur and are the only Naked Ape? Why, out of over 4,000 land... Read more

Professor Maura L Gillison presents at BAHNO

Posted 20 May 2019

Packed auditorium hears American Professor’s lecture

Professor Maura L Gillison was the Blair Hesketh invited speaker at the recent BAHNO Annual Scientific Meeting.  Over 300 delegates listened to her presentation on the management of HPV and oropharyngeal cancer and a lively case-based panel... Read more

The President’s Awards

Posted 20 May 2019

Outstanding surgeons recognised

At his final AGM as President of BAHNO, Professor Hisham Mehanna took the opportunity to honour four surgeons who have contributed greatly to BAHNO and to the specialty. Mr Michael Fardy and Mr Nicholas Roland were given Honorary Life Membership... Read more

Doctors team up to treat 'untreatable growth' - and the results are 'miraculous'

Posted 10 May 2019

Patient told his condition was incurable until two Teesside surgeons stepped in to change his life

Fantastic news from Teesside!  Please read the article here. From Teesside Live NHS. Read more

FAQ Discussion Guide for Patients Diagnosed with Head & Neck Cancer launched

Posted 01 May 2019

Make Sense Campaign launches booklet for patients

A diagnosis of head and neck cancer can be shocking and in the following weeks will have you navigating through your medical system. During this time, conversations with your healthcare professionals will be intense and, sometimes, short, but you... Read more

BAHNO Annual Scientific Meeting

Posted 18 Apr 2019

Friday 17th May 2019

The BAHNO meeting this year has been accredited 6 CPD points by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Register here Registrations on the day will incur a £50 administrative charge! Read more

Dynamic host immune response in virus-associated cancers

Posted 29 Mar 2019

Abstract Viruses drive carcinogenesis in human cancers through diverse mechanisms that have not been fully elucidated but include promoting immune escape. Here we investigated associations between virus-positivity and immune pathway alteration... Read more

Non-murine models to investigate tumor-immune interactions in head and neck cancer

Posted 29 Mar 2019

On-line article

The immune response has important roles in the biology of solid tumors, including oncogenesis, tumor growth, invasion and metastasis, and response to treatment. Improved understanding of tumor-immune system interactions has provided promising... Read more

Recommendations for determining HPV status in patients with oropharyngeal cancers under TNM8 guidelines: a two-tier approach

Posted 29 Mar 2019

From the British Journal of Cancer

Background TNM8 staging for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (OPSCC) surrogates p16 immunohistochemistry for HPV testing. Patients with p16+ OPSCC may lack HPV aetiology. Here, we evaluate the suitability of TNM8 staging for guiding... Read more

Summary of the European public assessment report (EPAR) for Erbitux

Posted 29 Mar 2019

European Medicines Agency

This is a summary of the European public assessment report (EPAR) for Erbitux. It explains how the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) assessed the medicine to reach its opinion in favour of granting a marketing authorisation and... Read more