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Guidance for reinsertion of TEP voice prostheses

Posted 25 Mar 2020

BAHNO proposed guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic

BAHNO recognises that the management of many patients with cancer will have to be modified during the current COVID-19 crisis.  One particulat group that may cause management dilemmas are those with voice prostheses. Please click here for the... Read more

Proposed guidance for laryngectomy surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted 24 Mar 2020

To UK Head and Neck MDTs

Please click here for the BAHNO proposed guidance for laryngectomy surgery during the COVID 19 pandemic Read more

Coronavirus vaccines

Posted 24 Mar 2020

Five key questions as trials begin

Some experts warn that accelerated testing will involve some risky trade-offs. Article in Nature Research Journal Read more

BAHNO Statement on COVID-19

Posted 23 Mar 2020

Please click here for the BAHNO Statement on COVID-19. Initial guidance for head and neck cancer management during Covid-10 pandemic, in consultation with ENTUK.  BAOMS endorsement awaited. Read more

Transmission routes of 2019-nCoV

Posted 19 Mar 2020

Controls in dental practice

The International Journal of Oral Science has the following article: A novel β-coronavirus (2019-nCoV) caused severe and even fetal pneumonia explored in a seafood market of Wuhan city, Hubei province, China, and rapidly spread to other provinces... Read more

MHRA advice

Posted 16 Mar 2020

Advice for management of clinical trials in relation to Coronavirus

Latest advice from MHRA available on their website   Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted 14 Mar 2020

Announcement from The Royal College of Surgeons

In response to COVID-19, The Royal College of Surgeons has announced they are cancelling or postponing some exams, courses and other activites to minimise the risk to key medical professionals.  See their website for more... Read more

Throat Cancer Foundation

Posted 19 Feb 2020

New ambassador announced

The Throat Cancer Foundation is delighted to announce that internationally award-winning jewellery designer Shaun Leane has joined the organisation as an ambassador. International jewellery designer to royalty and celebrities, Shaun Leane has... Read more

Making Sense Campaign

Posted 06 Dec 2019

Report of 2019 activities

Highlights from the  global Making Sense Campaign this year have been published - congratulations to the UK team headed by BAHNO Public Engagement Committee led by Professor Anastasios Kanatas! The report is available here. Read more

Use of Pembrolizumab

Posted 27 Nov 2019

Article in The Lancet

According to this research, pembrolizumab plus platinum and 5-fluorouracil is an appropriate first-line treatment for recurrent or metastatic HNSCC and pembrolizumab monotherapy is an appropriate first-line treatment for PD-L1-positive recurrent or... Read more

Why so many with throat cancer dread Christmas

Posted 26 Nov 2019

Press release from Throat Cancer Foundation

‘Eat, drink and be merry,’ is the commandment that most people live by when it comes to Christmas. However, for those living with throat cancer, it can be the most dreaded time of the year as what we all take for granted, such as eating and... Read more

Guidelines for the use of drugs in sympton control

Posted 04 Nov 2019

West Midlands Palliative Care Physicians Current Practice

The West Midlands Palliative Care Physicians have published new guidlelines for the use of drugs in sympton control.  These may be accessed here Read more

Carols at Christmas

Posted 30 Oct 2019

with Saving Faces

The  annual ‘Carols at Christmas’ concert by Saving Faces will take place on Wednesday 18th December 2019 at 6.30pm at the Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great, one of London’s oldest churches. The Chelsea Opera Group will be singing and... Read more

Communicating about HPV in the context of Head & Neck Cancer

Posted 07 Oct 2019

A systematic review of quantative studies

Information deficits, communication challenges and barriers to discussing HPV were identified in HNC patient-provider consultations. Read this abstract in full on the ScienceDirect website: Abstract Objective Rising incidence of... Read more

Repurposed quinacrine synergizes with cisplatin

Posted 26 Sep 2019

Study shows that quinacrine is able to reduce cell growth

Despite highly toxic treatments, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) have poor outcomes. There is an unmet need for more effective, less toxic therapies. Repurposing of clinically-approved drugs, with known safety profiles, may provide a... Read more

The 2nd Kathmandu Head & Neck Reconstructive Surgery Course

Posted 25 Sep 2019

1st -2nd October 2019

This course is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and has an impressive UK faculty. Further details available here. Read more

8th UK Swallowing Research Group Conference

Posted 24 Sep 2019

6th and 7th February 2020

Booking is now open for this event.  Please see the listing on the BAHNO events pages. Poster available here Read more

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


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