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Stem cell exosomes inhibit angiogenesis and tumor growth of oral squamous cell carcinoma

Posted 15 Mar 2019

Scientific Report

Recently, exosomes secreted by menstrual mesenchymal stem cells have been identified as inhibitory agents of tumor angiogenesis and modulators of the tumor cell secretome in prostate and breast cancer. However, their direct effect on endothelial... Read more

Bill introduced to make oral cancer medication more affordable

Posted 15 Mar 2019

News from America

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There’s a new effort on Capitol Hill to make newer cancer treatment options more affordable. U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minnesota) along with U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) re-introduced the “Cancer Drug Parity Act”... Read more

The NKG2A immune checkpoint

Posted 15 Mar 2019

A new direction in cancer immunotherapy

Inhibition of the NKG2A immune checkpoint restores natural killer cell and T cell effector function in preclinical cancer models. In addition, NKG2A blockade in combination with other therapeutic antibodies is showing encouraging responses in a... Read more

Oncoproteomic and gene expression analyses identify prognostic biomarkers for second primary malignancy

Posted 15 Mar 2019

Hopes for earlier diagnosis and better survival outcome in patients with head and neck cancer.

Patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma are at increased risk of developing a second primary malignancy, which is associated with poor prognosis and early death. To help improve clinical outcome, we aimed to identify biomarkers for... Read more

Depiction of Oral Tumor-Induced Trigeminal Afferent Responses Using Single-Fiber Electrophysiology

Posted 15 Mar 2019

Considerable gap in knowledge exists about the mechanisms by which oral tumors regulate peripheral sensory fibers to produce pain and altered sensations. To address this gap, we used a murine model of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) of the... Read more

BAHNO Research Grants

Posted 04 Mar 2019

Two awards given this year

BAHNO is pleased to announce that, due to the high standard of applications, the Research Committee has decided to make two awards this year. The recipients are: Paula Bradley (University of Sunderland) - who will receive £3,000 to develop... Read more

Pool of Funding Released: Women’s Leadership Development

Posted 27 Feb 2019

Funding of up to £1,000 for surgery sector women available

Women & Leadership International is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the UK’s surgery sector. The campaign is providing women with grants of up to £1,000 to enable participation in a... Read more

New cases of mouth cancer in the UK have now reached 8,302 a year

Posted 08 Feb 2019

The State of Mouth Cancer UK Report 2018/2019

This report is now available on the Oral Health Foundation website.   A summary of the key findings: New cases of mouth cancer in the UK have now reached 8,302 a year. This has increased by 49% in the last decade and by 135% compared with... Read more

Head and Neck Cancer UK

Posted 03 Feb 2019

HANCUK

The website for this charity is up and running: hancuk.org. This is a charity that is advocating for patients and their carers, raising awareness and providing information to patients and survivors of Head and Neck cancer in the UK.   Read more

LiTEFORM Trial

Posted 01 Feb 2019

News from Newcastle upon Tyne

LiTEFORM is 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 Please visit the LiTEFORM website to find out what LiTEFORM is, where it... Read more

Vegetable intake and head and neck cancer survival are modestly associated

Posted 01 Feb 2019

Dietary behaviors and survival in people with head and neck cancer

This is an article from the NCBI in the United States       Dietary behaviors and survival in people with head and neck cancer: Results from Head and Neck 5000. BACKGROUND: The association between diet and head and neck cancer (HNC)... Read more

De-intensified treatment in human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal cancer

Posted 01 Feb 2019

Article in The Lancet

This article by Johannes Christiaan Oosthuizen and Jaime Doody may be viewed in full here. Read more

Cancer patients in poor countries needlessly denied pain relief

Posted 01 Feb 2019

WHO report

Cancer patients in developing nations are being denied basic pain relief, often because of excessive fears about opioid abuse, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. Two-thirds of industrialized countries have oral morphine, an... Read more

BAHNO International Collaboration Committee

Posted 28 Jan 2019

New Director and members announced by President

I am very pleased to announce that Dr Mehmet Sen, Consultant Oncologist, Leeds, will be taking over as Chair of the International Committee. Mehmet has long experience and expertise in the management of head and neck cancer, and has been... Read more

Head & Neck TIG recruitment round

Posted 28 Jan 2019

Advert now live

The advert for the upcoming Head & Neck TIG recruitment round is now live on the Severn website. Read more

Study suggests non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin may help some patients survive head and neck cancer

Posted 26 Jan 2019

Study in the Journal of Experimental Medicine

PIK3CA is the most commonly altered oncogene in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). We evaluated the impact of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on survival in a PIK3CA-characterized cohort of 266 HNSCC patients and explored... Read more

Thousands of girls did not get full HPV vaccine

Posted 25 Jan 2019

TWO doses required

It has emerged that one in three girls in some parts of the UK did not have their full vaccination at school against HPV, the virus that can cause cervical cancer, in 2017-18. While the national target of immunising 80% of girls is being met, the... Read more

HPV Action

Posted 25 Jan 2019

Latest news

HPV Action is an organisation that exists to tackle the problem of HPV cancers. Here's their latest news: We are still awaiting official confirmation that vaccination for boys will start in September. We have been invited to a meeting on 13... Read more

Suicide risk among cancer survivors

Posted 24 Jan 2019

Head & neck versus other cancers

The need for psychological support in patients with a history of head and neck cancer is highlighted in this study: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.31675 Read more

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