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News Archive – February 2019

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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