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RCS Council Election results

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BAHNO surgeon elected

BAHNO is delighted that Professor Peter Brennan, Honorary Secretary of the Association, has been elected to the RCS Council.  He will start his four-year tenure in July. Full article available here

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American Thyroid Association

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Online programming

Content from the cancelled 2020 live event will be moved to webcasts: visit www.thyroid.org for further information. CME and MOC credit offered one year from the date of release of webcast.

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BASO Cancer Situation Reports

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Cancer Surgery during the COVID 19 crisis

Due to the COVID Pandemic, NHS has cancelled most or all the routine operations in many hospitals & the cancer treatments are put on hold. BASO has set up a site to collect data on what happens to these patients and to produce weekly reports to...

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Global Tracheostomy Collaborative Webinar

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Overcoming COVID-19 through Science and Teamwork

Overcoming COVID-19 through Science and Teamwork: Lessons from London, Italy, and USA  Please join this Global Tracheostomy Collaborative webinar on one of the great challenges of our time.  The session will show how cross-cultural insights are...

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ENTUK2WW triage

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Supported by BAHNO

 ENTUK  have validated a telephone triaging system and service evaluation for head and neck cancer patients.  Given the current move towards telephone consultations for both new and follow-up patients during the COVID-19 pandemic,  more widespread...

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BASO Guidance

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Cancer surgery sustainability and recovery during COVID-19 pandemic

BASO has issued guidance for cancer surgery sustainability and recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click here for the document.

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Effectiveness of Surgical and Cotton Masks in Blocking SARS–CoV-2

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A Controlled Comparison in 4 Patients

Background: During respiratory viral infection, face masks are thought to prevent transmission (1). Whether face masks worn by patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) prevent contamination of the environment is uncertain (2, 3). A previous...

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Proposal for a UK Head & Neck Oncology Collaborative

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Message from the President of BAHNO to members

We are all working in a period of unprecedented demand and there is no doubt that the management of many patients with head and neck cancer will have to be modified during the current COVID-19 crisis.  The ability for us to treat these patients will...

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Urgent cancer research needing H&N Surgeons

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COVID SURG CANCER

Urgent Cancer Research needing H&N Surgeons. COVID SURG CANCER - a National/International cohort study has opened, assessing the impact of COVID19 on Surgery, and more specifically for us, on Head & Neck Surgery. Following the suspension of...

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Message from IFHNOS

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Impact of Covid-19 on IFHNOS

Dear Colleagues, From the massive catastrophe created by the Covid-19 Pandemic around the world, we all are in the midst of its impact on ourselves, our family and friends and our societies in general. The aftermath of this pandemic will last for...

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Guidance for reinsertion of TEP voice prostheses

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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...

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Proposed guidance for laryngectomy surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic

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To UK Head and Neck MDTs

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

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Coronavirus vaccines

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Five key questions as trials begin

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

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BAHNO Statement on COVID-19

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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.

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Transmission routes of 2019-nCoV

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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...

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MHRA advice

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Advice for management of clinical trials in relation to Coronavirus

Latest advice from MHRA available on their website  

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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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...

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Throat Cancer Foundation

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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...

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Making Sense Campaign

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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.

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Use of Pembrolizumab

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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...

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