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Cancer patients in poor countries needlessly denied pain relief

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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...

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BAHNO International Collaboration Committee

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New Director and members announced by President

I am very pleased to announce that Dr Mehmet Sen, Consultant Oncologist, Leeds, will be taking over as Chair of the International Committee. Mehmet has long experience and expertise in the management of head and neck cancer, and has been...

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Head & Neck TIG recruitment round

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Advert now live

The advert for the upcoming Head & Neck TIG recruitment round is now live on the Severn website.

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Study suggests non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin may help some patients survive head and neck cancer

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Study in the Journal of Experimental Medicine

PIK3CA is the most commonly altered oncogene in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). We evaluated the impact of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on survival in a PIK3CA-characterized cohort of 266 HNSCC patients and explored...

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Thousands of girls did not get full HPV vaccine

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TWO doses required

It has emerged that one in three girls in some parts of the UK did not have their full vaccination at school against HPV, the virus that can cause cervical cancer, in 2017-18. While the national target of immunising 80% of girls is being met, the...

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HPV Action

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Latest news

HPV Action is an organisation that exists to tackle the problem of HPV cancers. Here's their latest news: We are still awaiting official confirmation that vaccination for boys will start in September. We have been invited to a meeting on 13...

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Suicide risk among cancer survivors

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Head & neck versus other cancers

The need for psychological support in patients with a history of head and neck cancer is highlighted in this study: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.31675

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Smash your 2019 fitness goals in support of Saving Faces!

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Free charity places available in running events

Are you still looking for a challenge in 2019? Would you like to show support and raise money for our vital work? There's still time for you to register for a free charity place in some of the biggest and most iconic running events in London this...

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Anaylsis of HPV teenage vaccination

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Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Before 13 and 15 Years of Age

An abstract has just been published of a study by Robert A Bednarczyk, Mallory K Ellingson and Saad B Omer of teenage HPV vaccination in the United States: Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is suboptimally used in the United States....

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Combining immune checkpoint blockade and tumor-specific vaccine for patients with incurable Human Papillomavirus 16-related cancer

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Encouraging results from a synthetic vaccine

Key points of this study: Question: Is the efficacy of programmed cell death 1 immune checkpoint inhibition increased by a tumor-specific vaccine in patients with incurable human papillomavirus 16-positive cancer? Findings: In the phase 2...

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News from National Cancer Research Institute

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NCRI 2019 programme streams available

The NCRI 2019 Programme Streams and information about abstract submissions is now available on their website.

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Final results of the larynx organ preservation trial DeLOX-II

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Important clinical trial information

Induction chemotherapy (IC) followed by radiotherapy (RT) versus cetuximab plus IC and RT in advanced laryngeal/hypopharyngeal cancer resectable only by total laryngectomy—final results of the larynx organ preservation trial DeLOS-II. The German...

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World Health Organisation on vaccination

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Vaccination hesitancy threatens to reverse progress

The WHO reports that vaccination hesitancy - the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines - threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases.  Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective...

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New statistics from the American Cancer Society published

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Rebecca L. Siegel MPH Kimberly D. Miller MPH Ahmedin Jemal DVM, PhD

This is interestng as it shows cancer death rates are decreasing with a 27% drop in deaths in the last 25 years.  The full article is published on the Wiley Online Library website

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Pembrolizumab versus methotrexate, docetaxel, or cetuximab for recurrent or metastatic head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma (KEYNOTE-040)

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A randomised, open-label, phase 3 study

There is an interesting report of this randomised, open-label, phase 3 study at 97 medical centres in 20 countries in The Lancet There are few effective treatment options for patients with recurrent or metastatic head-and-neck squamous cell...

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NHS Long Term Plan

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Genomic tests for every child with cancer

The NHS Long Term Plan, published today, will save almost half a million more lives with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in world class, cutting edge treatments including genomic tests for every child with cancer. The...

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Cancer patients cook up ideas to enjoy food again

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Sunderland Royal Hospital patients meet with Ryan Riley

A group of cancer patients at Sunderland Royal Hospital have been given the exclusive opportunity to work with food writer and Life Kitchen Founder, Ryan Riley to learn new ways of cooking that can help them to enjoy the taste and texture of food...

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Medical Research Council

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Funding opportunities

A strong multidisciplinary clinical academic workforce is critical to the delivery of many aspects of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy, in addition to the MRC core mission of carrying out research for patient benefit. As team science approaches...

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Top 10 priorities for oral and dental health research

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Research agencies to focus on highlighted areas

For the first time, members of the public, patients, carers and dental health professionals have worked together to identify the most pressing unanswered research questions about how we can improve oral and dental health for individual patients,...

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Elections for BAHNO Council posts

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Hon Treasurer and Associate Members' rep

Ballot papers will shortly be sent to all members to choose a new Hon Treasurer and a rep for the trainees.  Please return your form prompty!  Thanks.

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