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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

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