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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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BAHNO 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting Friday 14th May 

This year's meeting had a record number of delegates and an excellent series of presentations - thank you!   

The Best is Session prizes were awarded as follows:

Wolfson Theatre, a.m. :  Mrs Victoria Harris  Does macroscopic extrathyroidal extension to the strap muscles alone impact survival in papilary thyroad carcinama?

Seligman Theatre, a.m. : Mrs Rebecca Jopson  Are UK healthcare professionals equipped to provide infomration and support on Human Papillomavirus to patients diagnosed with cancer of the head and neck?

Wolfson Theatre, p.m. : Dr Paula Bradley  Qualitative evaluation of the use of the head and neck triage tool by head and nect surgeons in the UK during Covid-19

Seligman Theatre, p.m. : Mr Nick Hamilton  The use of dynamic MRI to investigate post radiotherapy dysphagia - a proof of principle study

Best Poster:  Dr Rachel Brooker (& A Hobkirk, H Cashman, H Wong, A Haridass, J Sacco, P Kyzas, A Schache) Complications and their consequences for multimodality treatment delivery in locally advanced oral cavity cancer

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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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