PhD student Femke Jansen is visiting from the Netherlands

Femke is looking at depression and survival among head and neck cancer patients and has come over to the UK to work with the Head and Neck 5000 data.

Ethics approval received for Head & Neck 5000 3 year follow up study
04th August 2016

A favourable ethics opinion for the Head & Neck 5000 3 year follow up study (subject to R & D approvals)

was received on 04th August 2016.  

Head & Neck 5000 extension request approved 04th August 2016 

Our application to the National Institute for Health Research for a 12 month extension to our research programme has been approved. The studies revised end date is now June 2017.

Professor Andy Ness to give a talk at the Heads Up, BAHNON Conference to be held in Bristol on the 2nd September 2016.

The talk will be titled "Head & Neck Cancer: Insights into aetiology and prognosis from a clinical cohort"

Professor Andy Ness invited to give talk at the Macmillan Cancer Support meeting "Developments in the Management of Head & Neck Cancer" 14th July 2016.

The talk was titled "Head & Neck 5000 update" and gave a overview of the Head & Neck 5000 project to date.  


Professor Andy Ness gives seminar at the DKFZ German Cancer Research Centre
in Heidelberg 12th July 2016.

Professor Andy Ness visited DKFZ German Cancer Research Centre and gave a seminar entitled "Head & Neck Cancer: Insights into aetiology and prognosis from a clinical cohort" Heidelberg, Germany, 12th July 2016. 

Rhona Beynon and Chris Penfold to present poster abstracts at the NCRI cancer conference 6th-9th November 2016.

Rhona Beynon's poster abstract title is "Smoking and alcohol consumption as predictors of outcome in head and neck cancer, results from the head and neck 5000 study". 

Chris Penfold's poster abstract title is "Change in tobacco and alcohol consumption following a diagnosis of head and neck cancer, results from head  and neck 5000 study"

Gemma Davis and Pemith Rubasinha Liyanage poster abstract wins first prize for best poster 27th - 28th April 2016.

Gemma Davis and Pemith Rubasinha Liyanage poster abstract entitled "A national audit adherence to Royal College of Pathologists guidelines for MDS reporting of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma" won first prize for best poster at the British Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology annual scientific meeting in Cardiff.

Professor Andy Ness talks at NET-QUBIC Symposium in Utrecht.
02nd December 2015.

Professor Andy Ness gave a talk on head and neck 5000 at the NET-QUBIC symposium in Utrecht, Holland on the 

Paper on recruitment published 05th October 2015

A paper describing recruitment to the study has now been published online in the journal Clinical Otolaryngology

Recruitment, response rates and characteristics of 5511 people enrolled in a prospective clinical cohort study: head and neck 5000

Rhona Beynon awarded Wellcome Trust Four-Year PhD Studentship starting 
01st October 2015

Rhona Beynon has begun her four year Wellcome Trust funded PhD in molecular, Genetic and Lifecourse

Epidemiology at the School of Social and Community Medicine. The aim of her main project is to identify prognostic markers in head and neck cancer. Her supervisors are Professor Richard Martin, Professor Margaret May, Professor Andy Ness and Professor Caroline Relton.


Our 4 Month follow up is now complete April 2015

Our four month follow up for Head & Neck 5000 is now complete; the return rate on the four month questionnaires

was 61 percent. Once all outstanding data capture forms have been received, all four month data will be entered and cleaned by the end of the year.

Barry Main awarded prize for best poster presentation at British Association for Head & Neck Oncologists April 2015

Barry Main, an NIHR doctoral fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Bristol, was awarded the prize
for best poster presentation at the British Association of Head & Neck Oncologists annual conference in April.  The poster "Reporting outcomes in randomised trials of definitive treatments for head and neck cancer: a systematic review" presents work that is part of his PhD that is defining a core information for informed consent.  The co authors were Matt Beasley, Steve Thomas, Angus McNair, Jenny Donovan and Jane Blazeby.