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British Association of Head & Neck Oncologists
Welcome to the British Association of Head & Neck Oncologists, a multi-disciplinary society for healthcare professionals involved in the study and treatment of head and neck cancer.
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Result of recent elections

Professor Vinidh Paleri has been voted-in as the

President Elect of BAHNO. 

He takes over the role of President on 14th May 2021.


Rob Isaac will be the new rep for Trainees on Council; Claire Paterson becomes an Oncology rep - both positions come into effect in May 2021.





Clinician Area

BAHNO is the only multi-disciplinary organisation for medical professionals involved in head & neck oncology in the UK.  BAHNO actively supports research and the promotion of good practice in this area. The Annual Scientific Meeting attracts National and International experts and is a highlight of the academic calendar.

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Patient Area

BAHNO is a  multi-disciplinary professional organisation that speaks for head and neck cancer patients in the UK. Our members are involved in research to find best treatments for patients and BAHNO supports the Trial for Every Patient initiative. We have a close association with other organisations which enables patients to access information on all areas of their treatment.


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BAHNO was formed in 1995 – having previously been known since 1967 as the Association of Head and Neck Oncologists of Great Britain.  Head and Neck Cancer is a complex condition and its treatment involves several different medical specialties  - BAHNO brings Speech and Language Therapists, Dieticians, Radiologists, Pathologists, Specialist Nurses and Surgeons together in a search for better outcomes and prevention.

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News & Events

Keep up to date with the news and events at BAHNO. To explore the archive for News please click here.

BAHNO Latest Events

2nd New Developments and Controversies in the Management of Thyroid Cancer

This is a multidisciplinary meeting which will interest surgeons, endocrinologists, oncologists, CNSs, AHPs and trainees. The event will take place virtual using the... Read more

Head and Neck Anatomy Course

This is an intensive theory-based weekend course, with 13 hours of teaching spread over 3 days and a maximum of 10 attendees. Unlike most dissection courses which focus... Read more

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