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Doctors team up to treat 'untreatable growth' - and the results are 'miraculous'

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Patient told his condition was incurable until two Teesside surgeons stepped in to change his life

Fantastic news from Teesside!  Please read the article here. From Teesside Live NHS.

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FAQ Discussion Guide for Patients Diagnosed with Head & Neck Cancer launched

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Make Sense Campaign launches booklet for patients

A diagnosis of head and neck cancer can be shocking and in the following weeks will have you navigating through your medical system. During this time, conversations with your healthcare professionals will be intense and, sometimes, short, but you...

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BAHNO Annual Scientific Meeting

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Friday 17th May 2019

The BAHNO meeting this year has been accredited 6 CPD points by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Register here Registrations on the day will incur a £50 administrative charge!

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Dynamic host immune response in virus-associated cancers

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Abstract Viruses drive carcinogenesis in human cancers through diverse mechanisms that have not been fully elucidated but include promoting immune escape. Here we investigated associations between virus-positivity and immune pathway alteration...

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Non-murine models to investigate tumor-immune interactions in head and neck cancer

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On-line article

The immune response has important roles in the biology of solid tumors, including oncogenesis, tumor growth, invasion and metastasis, and response to treatment. Improved understanding of tumor-immune system interactions has provided promising...

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Recommendations for determining HPV status in patients with oropharyngeal cancers under TNM8 guidelines: a two-tier approach

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From the British Journal of Cancer

Background TNM8 staging for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (OPSCC) surrogates p16 immunohistochemistry for HPV testing. Patients with p16+ OPSCC may lack HPV aetiology. Here, we evaluate the suitability of TNM8 staging for guiding...

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Summary of the European public assessment report (EPAR) for Erbitux

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European Medicines Agency

This is a summary of the European public assessment report (EPAR) for Erbitux. It explains how the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) assessed the medicine to reach its opinion in favour of granting a marketing authorisation and...

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Review of inbound medical tourism and legal details of obtaining a visa for treatment of head and neck cance

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Case report from the United States

Methods We reviewed current statistics and the medical and legal literature regarding inbound medical tourism and the process of obtaining a visa for patients traveling to the United States for medical treatment. To illustrate this process, we...

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Stem cell exosomes inhibit angiogenesis and tumor growth of oral squamous cell carcinoma

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Scientific Report

Recently, exosomes secreted by menstrual mesenchymal stem cells have been identified as inhibitory agents of tumor angiogenesis and modulators of the tumor cell secretome in prostate and breast cancer. However, their direct effect on endothelial...

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Bill introduced to make oral cancer medication more affordable

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News from America

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There’s a new effort on Capitol Hill to make newer cancer treatment options more affordable. U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minnesota) along with U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) re-introduced the “Cancer Drug Parity Act”...

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The NKG2A immune checkpoint

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A new direction in cancer immunotherapy

Inhibition of the NKG2A immune checkpoint restores natural killer cell and T cell effector function in preclinical cancer models. In addition, NKG2A blockade in combination with other therapeutic antibodies is showing encouraging responses in a...

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Oncoproteomic and gene expression analyses identify prognostic biomarkers for second primary malignancy

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Hopes for earlier diagnosis and better survival outcome in patients with head and neck cancer.

Patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma are at increased risk of developing a second primary malignancy, which is associated with poor prognosis and early death. To help improve clinical outcome, we aimed to identify biomarkers for...

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Depiction of Oral Tumor-Induced Trigeminal Afferent Responses Using Single-Fiber Electrophysiology

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Considerable gap in knowledge exists about the mechanisms by which oral tumors regulate peripheral sensory fibers to produce pain and altered sensations. To address this gap, we used a murine model of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) of the...

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BAHNO Research Grants

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Two awards given this year

BAHNO is pleased to announce that, due to the high standard of applications, the Research Committee has decided to make two awards this year. The recipients are: Paula Bradley (University of Sunderland) - who will receive £3,000 to develop...

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Pool of Funding Released: Women’s Leadership Development

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Funding of up to £1,000 for surgery sector women available

Women & Leadership International is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the UK’s surgery sector. The campaign is providing women with grants of up to £1,000 to enable participation in a...

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New cases of mouth cancer in the UK have now reached 8,302 a year

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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...

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Head and Neck Cancer UK

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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.  

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LiTEFORM Trial

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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...

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Vegetable intake and head and neck cancer survival are modestly associated

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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)...

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De-intensified treatment in human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal cancer

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Article in The Lancet

This article by Johannes Christiaan Oosthuizen and Jaime Doody may be viewed in full here.

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