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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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Oral Health Strategy in Northern Ireland

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BDA calls for a wholesale upgrade

The British Dental Association is leading calls for a wholesale upgrade to Northern Ireland's oral health strategy, which it has described as a "museum piece", which fails to deliver a preventative focus or address Northern Ireland's status at the...

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GIRFT National Report

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The Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) national report into oral and maxillofacial surgery has been published.  GIRFT is a national programme designed to improve the quality of care within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variations.The report may...

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The 11th International Quality of Life Conference in Head and Neck Cancer

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The 11th International Quality of Life Conference in Head and Neck Cancer took place in the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, on the 8th and 9th of November. 160 delegates from around the world attended over the 2 days. There were 26 oral...

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Abstracts invited for BAHNO Annual Scientific Meeting, 17th May 2019.

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There are opportunities for both oral and poster presentation at BAHNO 2019.  Please submit your abstract(s) through the following website: https://bahno2019.exordo.com    

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Oral sex with women a leading cause of head and neck cancer in men says Northwick Park surgeon

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Bhavin Visavdia, consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon at the Watford Road hospital, blamed the human papilloma virus (HPV), which is also a cause of cervical cancer. Girls are already routinely immunised against HPV, but the links between...

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BAHNO surgeon discusses oral sex cancer risk for men

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Young men urged to take up new vaccine after oral sex link to oral cancer confirmed. The Government announced in July plans to extend vaccination against the human papilloma virus to boys between 12 and 13 after a rise in the number of men...

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New Council members

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Following the recent call for new members to apply for positions on Council, we are please to announce the following appointments: Honorary Administrative Secretary (with immediate effect) – Mr Peter Brennan Plastic Surgery Representative...

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Vacant posts on Council

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The following positions on Council are available – please consider putting yourself forward and contributing to your association. President Elect – (President 2019 – 2021) Honorary Secretary   Plastic Surgery Representative The Hon Sec...

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Make Sense Campaign

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Head and neck cancer is now the 6th most common type of cancer in Europe

The British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists is using the Make Sense campaign to raise awareness of the fact the head and neck cancer is now the sixth most common type of cancer in Europe. Rise reported in the number of head and neck...

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European Head and Neck Cancer Week 2018

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Wharfdale Hospital, Leeds, held a free walk-in clinic for oral, head and neck cancer on 21st September.  This was part of the European Head and Neck Cancer Week. Uptake was good and people were able to be reassured or transferred for further...

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HPV vaccination for boys

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The British Association of Head & Neck Oncologists (BAHNO) welcomes the Department of Health’s decision to extend the national vaccination programme to adolescent boys in England. On behalf of BAHNO: Prof C Nutting and A Kanatas.

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