Researchers at Queen Mary University, London have discovered a new gene interation which may influence the development of head and neck cancers.
The gene FOXM1 is well known for its involvement in cancer development, however a connection has now been shown between this gene and K15, a stem cell marker. The function of stem cells is to repair and replenish tissues in the body and so anything adversly affecting these cells may have implications in the development of cancer.
This year's event was be held at the Manchester Central Conference Complex in the heart of the city from the 26th to the 28th of April. Over four thousand delegates are expected to attend.
We were particularly excited to be promoting the Saving Faces Diagnostic Advice Service (SFDADS), which will help dentists detect mouth cancers early and speed up the referral process. Participating dentists upload patient details and electronic images of suspect lesions onto a secure online system and receive expert diagnostic advice from a consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon within 3 working days.